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Maxwell's Silver Hammer

Lyrics

Joan was quizzical; studied pataphysical
Science in the home.
Late nights all alone with a test tube.
Oh, oh, oh, oh.
full lyrics
Joan was quizzical; studied pataphysical
Science in the home.
Late nights all alone with a test tube.
Oh, oh, oh, oh.
full lyrics

Features of This Track

a subtle use of vocal harmony
intricate melodic phrasing
demanding instrumental part writing
a light swing groove
thru composed melodic style
acoustic rhythm piano
a clear focus on recording studio production
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
an electric guitar solo
a smooth male lead vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
humorous lyrics
a mid-tempo swing feel
emphasis on instrumental arranging

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Lyrics are hysterical ... Maxwell are you available for an ex?
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This song is so catchy
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Bang bang Maxwell's silver hammer ,name down upon her head bang bang Maxwell's silver hammer made sure that she was dead.
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carmen.socce r g i r l
Omg I love the Beatles so much
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lulu.gilman
Sang this to a friend, he was scaaaarrreee d d .
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dragonflame8 7 8
Well, that was dark.
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George thought this was a fruity song
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Darkest Beatles song ever.
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My favorite Beatle song!! I never understood it when I was younger but now I do
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Abbey Road ����
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Does he have a Thor complex?
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nojo06
That was john
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I aint ready
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jbachm3962
lol paul laughs part way through
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chickawoman2
Just what I needed on a Friday afternoon..b e f o r e I kill my boss.
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what is "pataphysica l science"? could it be related to "metaphysica l ..."?
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cdsmothers0
I love it when Paul giggles!
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i love this song
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It's black humor: Maxwell is a mass murderer, but the whole song is told in a lighthearted manner compeltely at odds with the actual subject. I love the chorus at the end: Silver Hammer...
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joslyn.cote
we used this song for curtain call for my school play. it was totally perfect, since the play was "Arsenic and Old Lace"
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It's about Maxwell Edison murdering three people
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College is very stressful for young minors like me who are excitingly anticipating the arrival of the hall of stress and nightmares.. . I can't possibly fathom how I will survive College... Maxwell Edison didn't... But boy, I'm going to carry that weight...
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it's about a kid named maxwell using a silver hammer to clonk some other kid on the head till he dies. it's funneh. ha.
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jbarberalive i n c t
does anyone know what the f this song is about? I can never figure out anything from the friggin' 60's but i sure love it!
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silkebahamut
great song to sing along on a bad day, maybe act it out with a willing victim?

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