Maxwell's Silver Hammer

The Beatles


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: John Lennon, John Winston Lennon, Paul Mccartney, Paul James Mccartney
album: Track 3 in album Abbey Road
release date: 1969-9-26
popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock/Art Rock/Acid Rock/Hard Rock
length: 3:27
producer: George Martin
lead vocals: Paul McCartney
Hammond organ: George Martin
drums & percussion: Ringo Starr
electric guitar & electric bass guitar: George Harrison
lead vocals & background vocals: Paul McCartney
Moog & electric guitar: Paul McCartney
writer: John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Album Information

label: Apple Records
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Beatles Abbey Road cover art


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Joan was quizzical; studied pataphysical
Late nights all alone with a test tube.

Calls her on the phone.
Joa, oa, oa, oan?"
But as she's getting ready to go,

Came down upon her head.
Made sure that she was dead.
Back in school again Maxwell plays the fool again.
Wishing to avoid and unpleasant

So he waits behind
So, o, o, o"
But when she turns her back on the boy,

Came down upon her head.
Made sure that she was dead.
P. C. Thirty-one said, "We caught a dirty one."
Painting testimonial pictures.

Say he must go free
The judge does not agree and he tells them

A noise comes from behind.
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer

Silver hammer man


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Come Together
  • 2 Something
  • 3 Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
  • 4 Oh! Darling
  • 5 Octopus’s Garden
  • 6 I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  • 7 Here Comes the Sun
  • 8 Because
  • 9 You Never Give Me Your Money
  • 10 Sun King
  • 11 Mean Mr. Mustard
  • 12 Polythene Pam
  • 13 She Came In Through the Bathroom Window
  • 14 Golden Slumbers
  • 15 Carry That Weight
  • 16 The End
  • 17 Her Majesty