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Joan was quizzical
Studied pataphysical science in the home
Late nights all alone with a test tube
Oh oh oh oh

Maxwell Edison, majoring in medicine,
Calls her on the phone
"Can I take you out to the pictures, Joan?"

But as she's getting ready to go,
A knock comes on the door

Bang Bang! Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Came down on her head
Bang Bang! Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Made sure that she was dead

Back in school again, Maxwell plays a fool again,
Teacher gets annoyed
Wishing to avoid an unpleasant scene

She tells Max to stay when the class has gone away,
So he waits behind
Writing 50 times "I must not be so"

But when she turns her back on the boy,
A noise comes from behind.

Bang Bang! Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Came down on her head
Bang Bang! Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Made sure that she was dead

P. C. 31 said she caught a dirty one
Maxwell stands alone
Painting testimonial pictures
Oh oh oh oh

Rose and Valerie, screaming from the gallery
Say he must go free
(Maxwell must go free)
Judge does not agree and he tells them so

But as the words are leaving his lips,
A noise comes from behind

Bang Bang! Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Came down on his head
Bang Bang! Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Made sure that he was dead, wo, wo, wo

Bang Bang! Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Came down on his head
Bang Bang! Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Made sure that he was dead

Silver Hammer man



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