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 upon her head
Clang, clang, Maxwell’s silver hammer
Made sure she was dead

Back in school again, Maxwell plays the 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 fifty times, “I must not be so, oh-oh, oh”

But when she turns her back on the boy
He creeps up from behind

Bang, bang, Maxwell’s silver hammer
Came down upon her head (Do-do do-doo-doo)
Clang, clang, Maxwell’s silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead

(Do-do do-doo-doo)

P.C. 31 said, “We’ve 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)
The judge does not agree, and he tells them so, oh-oh, oh

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

Bang, bang, Maxwell’s silver hammer
Came down upon his head (do-do do-doo-doo)
Clang, clang, Maxwell’s silver hammer
Made sure that he was dead, whoa, whoa, whoa-oh

(Do-do do-doo-doo)

Silver hammer man

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