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The Beatles

Maxwell's Silver Hammer (1:10)

Maxwell's Silver Hammer was written by McCartney, though credited to Lennon–McCartney. It's a pop song with dark, eccentric lyrics about a man named Maxwell who commits murders with a hammer.

The recording subsequently drew comment from the band: Lennon said "I was ill after the accident when they did most of that track", referring to his recent car accident, "and it really ground George and Ringo into the ground…

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  • Download from youtube here: The Silver Beatles.mp3 http://musicnoow.com/v/qdAv_tUx1-k/the-beatles-maxwells-silver-hammer
  • Ahhh what to say and what to keep hidden. John described the track as "more of Paul's granny music" and as such mooned Paul while he was recording the vocals (1:21). Get that pic stuck in your head's Beatles fans. Besides that, it should be on your mix tape of fun ditties about bludgeoning people to death.
  • haha! lovely song! so evil but so humors too! it's a great song! I love how he beats up the teacher haha!
  • One of the best songs of the album. Just brilliant.
  • good***
  • What isn't there to like about this? This is one of there best songs!!!
  • Wow, this is shit.
  • Only song on the album that's not a masterpiece. It's okay, but nothing special. Can't believe Paul wanted it to be a single... Lennon was right, haha.
  • A very cheery song for someone who beats people to death with a hammer [7]
  • Anyone who doesn't like this song deserves the silver hammer.

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