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Maxwells Silver Hammer Chords

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D                   B7
Joan was quizzical; studied metaphysical
Em
Science in the home.
A7
Late nights all alone with a test tube.
D           A 
Oh, oh, oh, oh.

D               B7
Maxwell Edison, majoring in medicine,
Em
Calls her on the phone.
A7
"Can I take you out to the pictures,
D           A 
Jo, oa, oa, an?"

E7
But as she's getting ready to go,
  A7
A knock comes on the door.

D
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
     E7
Came down upon her head.
A7
Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer
     Em        A7      D
Made sure that she was dead.


D                    B7
Back in school again Maxwell plays the fool again.
Em
Teacher gets annoyed.
A7
Wishing to avoid an unpleasant
D          A
Sce, E, E, ene,

D                     E7       
She tells Max to stay when the class has gone away,
Em
So he waits behind
A7
Writing fifty times "I must not be
D         A
So, o, o, o.."

    E7
But when she turns her back on the boy,
   A7
He creeps up from behind.

D
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
     E7
Came down upon her head.
A7
Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer
     Em        A7      D
Made sure that she was dead.


D                B7
P. C. Thirty-one said, "We caught a dirty one."
Em
Maxwell stands alone
A7
Painting testimonial pictures.
D           A 
Oh, oh, oh, oh.

D                 B7
Rose and Valerie, screaming from the gallery
Em
Say he must go free
    A7
The judge does not agree and he tells them
D         A
So, o, o, o.

E7
But as the words are leaving his lips,
A7
A noise comes from behind.

D
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
     E7
Came down upon his head.
A7
Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Em             A7     D
Made sure that he was dead.

The rest is mostly instrumental except for Wha-oh-a-oh-a-oh and then "Silver Hammer Man"
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triscuitbiscuit wrote on September 20 2009, 05:28 pm

The first line should be:
Joan was quizzical, studied math and physical
Science....
Not metaphysical...

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skynyrdfreak wrote on May 7 2010, 11:14 pm

Yeah, Mr. Biscuitman is wrong

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2NaFish wrote on August 17 2011, 07:49 am

actually the line is 'joan was quizzical, studied 'pataphysical science in the home'

still, good tab.

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