FJoan was quizzical; D7studied metaphysical GmScience in the home. C7Late nights all alone with a test tube. FOh, oh, oh, Coh.
FMaxwell Edison, D7majoring in medicine, GmCalls her on the phone. C7"Can I take you out to the pictures, FJo, oa, oa, Can?"
G7But as she's getting ready to go, A C7knock comes on the door.
FBang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer Came G7down upon her head. C7Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer Made Gmsure that C7she was Fdead.
FBack in school again D7Maxwell plays the fool again. GmTeacher gets annoyed. C7Wishing to avoid an unpleasant F C Sce, G, G, ene,
FShe tells Max to stay G7when the class has gone away, GmSo he waits behind C7Writing fifty times "I must not be FSo, o, o, Co.."
But G7when she turns her back on the boy, He C7creeps up from behind.
FBang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer Came G7down upon her head. C7Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer Made Gmsure that C7she was Fdead.
FP. C. Thirty-one D7said, "We caught a dirty one." GmMaxwell stands alone C7Painting testimonial pictures. FOh, oh, oh, Coh.
FRose and Valerie, D7screaming from the gallery GmSay he must go free The C7judge does not agree and he tells them FSo, o, o, Co.
G7But as the words are leaving his lips, C7A noise comes from behind.
FBang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer Came G7down upon his head. C7Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer GmMade sure that C7he was Fdead.
The rest is mostly instrumental except for Wha-oh-a-oh-a-oh and then "Silver Hammer Man"
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