Maxwell's Silver Hammer

Album: Abbey Road (1969)
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  • 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 that 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, o, o, o"

    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 (doo doo, doo doo, do)
    Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer
    Made sure that she was dead

    P.C. 31 said, "We 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, o, o, o

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

    Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
    Came down upon his head (doo doo, doo doo, do)
    Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer
    Made sure that he was dead, wow, wow, oh
    (Doo doo, doo doo, do)

    Silver hammer man Writer/s: John Lennon, Paul Mccartney
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 92

  • Tom from FloridI'm an older guy from the big band era, and a huge fan of "Maxwell's Silver Hammer." I had almost completely forgotten the song until only recently, whe I heard cover recordings by The Mona Lisa Twins and the Student Loan String Band. I was writing a chapter in a book I'm working on, set around the time the Beatles wer spending some time in the States, especially California. I spend at least an hour listening to various versions of the son. The more listened, the deeper and more relevant the song became.
    1. Joan was 'pata-physical' dabbling deeply into pseudo-science and flirting with all sorts of para-scientific theorries, unproven, but with a certain degree of credibility. She was smart and deeply studious. Maxwell, we know was 'majoring in medicine.'
    2. This -was a time when certain kinds of lunacy and psychotic behavior were being acted out openly, like the Texas Tower campus sniper snuffed something like twenty-eight victims and injured almost as many more.
    3. It was also around the time of Charles Manson and his 'harem' of acolytes going on a blood-lust binge in California.
    4. We have, in the song, "Rose and Valerie screaming from the gallery that Maxwell must be free. This is a commentary on society collapsing, with maternal instincts supposedly being easlily transferred to psychotic killers.
    5. 'PC-31 caught a 'dirty one,' had me scratching my head until I looked it up. It makes reference ti the California Penal Code, Section 31, which deals with the increasing problem of false witnesses willing to perjure themselves by giving suspected murderers an alibi 'Naw, he couldn't have done that/ He was with us all night." Maxwell, having no such liars to purify his innocence, stood alone, making him 'a 'dirty one.'
    6. Finally, i Figured, in for a penny, in for a pound, the stanza set-up and rhyme scheme - with one rhyme dropping down into another stanza, and the repetitive syllable at the end of a significant word in the lyric [May I take you out to the picture Show -oh-oh-oh] is like a sixteenth century madrigal, street-song, tone poem.

    Somebody put a whole lot of study into this little ditty, which makes some timely and caustic comments about 'the rule of law' and where it has led us for over sixty years. I love the song, but prefer ther Mona Lisa twins version and the Student Loan String Bands versions to the original because they capture the pure 'ditziness' of the lyric wrapped in such a lilting melody.
  • Kellykellykelly from Pennsylvania The last time my mom came to visit, I promised myself that Across the Universe was going to be my mantra. “Nothin’s gonna change my world…”. Instead I found myself walking around singing”Bang bang Maxwell’s silver hammer came down on her head…”. Weirdly, even though it didn’t create the calm I was hoping for, it made me laugh, which soothed my soul. Sometimes you just need Paul’s silliness.
  • John Miedecke from Medford, Or, UsaWas there ever any connection made between the Beatle's "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" song and the Yorkshire Ripper since Sutcliffe's weapon of choice was a hammer? The song came out about 5 or so years before the murders began.
  • Bmania from UsThis is not about a serial killer. It is about “fate” or “kismet.”
  • Craig from New JerseyGeorge playing the Fender VI bass.
  • Aiken Nutz from Tahlequah OkI still love this song even though it has the dark lyrics. In 2015, I graduated college & that semester there was a guy on my dorm floor who had changed his name to----you guessed it-----Maxwell Silverhammer!! Cool! Of course, he was a Beatles fan, even tho' he was 19. I became a big Beatles fan about that time & now have all their albums on CD. Love the Beatles! Goo Goo Ga Joob , Maxwell !!
  • Worth from Winterville NcI know Paul says this was not in mind when he wrote this song, but when a Pope dies one of the head Cardinals in the Vatican performs a ceremony in which he taps on the dead Pope's forehead three times with a silver hammer while saying his (the Pope's) name, to "make sure that he is dead."
  • Brian from Slacks Creek, AustraliaGeorge Harrison did not play the Moog Synth. - Paul did and that is no surprise as he could play pretty much any instrument (I think that he played all the instruments on at least one Wings hit). The song itself is quite bizarre and the only saving grace is that it is so oxymoronic - the catchy pop melody with very dark lyrics.
    For those who believe that Paul is dead, I wonder if you believe in the tooth fairy as well?
  • Cyberpope from Richmond, CanadaThe reason the Beatles were so big is because they blew off the so-called need for songs that tell as serious storuy or make a social commentary -- they were simple & FUN ditties is all! The musc of the sixties shines primarily because of all the nonsensical lyrics published!
  • Cyberpope from Richmond, CanadaThe plain meaning opf the lyrics would seem to be that Maxwell is a psychotic serial killer
  • Joey Fulco from Ny, NyHi,
    As suggested above, Ringo did not play the anvil, roadie and assistant Mal Evans did!
  • Veronica from New York, NyDear Lisa, hey yes, I thought of Mack the Knife too! I just mentioned it myself yesterday ! :D
  • Lisa from Atlanta, GaDoesn't anyone else see the correlation to the Mack the Knife? Mack with a knife......Maxwell with a hammer.... ??????
  • Don from Seattle, WaI think the reason Paul laughs when he sings the line "writing 50 lines" is because he was high on pot. I cant picture John mooning Paul in spite of his erratic behavior I dont think he'd go that far. Plus, this was one of Paul's songs John hated so John wouldnt even be present (he called Ob-la-di ob-la-da "Paul's granny s--t"). Another example, for Anthology 2 they are giggling for an entire take on the song "And your bird can sing". The liner notes say "this tape doesnt reveal was causing them to giggle" Maybe cause they were high, DUH!
  • Scotty from Cheyenne, WyGiven the debate on this song, it's really interesting to watch (maybe sad, too if you're a real Beatles fan) how Paul and John drift apart in an artistic sense as they mature. John seems to want to make more social statements, while Paul's stuff seems just basically heartfelt, fun or nutty (or "fruity" as George says?). John's stuff can have that biting British satire angle to it, but he basically seems intent on making social comment. I prefer Paul's work, and always enjoyed "Maxwell." His stuff lets me sit back, close my eyes and smile.
  • Breanna from Henderson, NvAwesome song! I sing this when people make me mad, maybe that's why they think I'm crazy:)
  • Michael from Edinburgh, United KingdomPC 31 - Police Constable 31 said we got a dirty one.
  • Dk from Ny, NyWhat is P.C. 31? I cannot find anyone who knows!
  • Rylea from Everett, WaPAUL IS NOT DEAD!!!!! Actually, he and Ringo are the only ones alive! he was at the Beatles rockband thingy, and him and Ringo were together again. I was Happy!
    Although i love that this song had a happy, cheerful tone, but is about death... always made me laugh.
  • Emily from St. Louis, MoI remember being 8 years old and my Dad coming home with this stereo he had picked up from a yard sale. He let me set it up in my room and much to my surprise there was a tape in the tape deck. This is how Abbey Road and The Beatles came into my life. I remember sitting in my room and listening to this tape for hours and hours. I wouldn't realize until I got older what musical icons The Beatles actually were. I loved this song when I was a kid. I even remember at the time being a little creeped out by the dark sounding lyrics, but none the less, loved it.
  • Grace from Malibu, Caalso walrus meant death or something and you know i am the walrus and stuff? well in glass onion they say the walrus was paul, therefore extending the paul is dead rumor. there was also the abbey road cover and at the end of strawberry feilds forever you can hear a very faint voice say "i buried paul" which is really john saying"cranberry sauce"
  • Eric from Camas, WaThe tune to the line, "Bang bang Maxwell's silver hammer came down upon her head...." is almost note-identical to the last stanza of the trumpet solo in "Sgt Pepper' Lonely Hearts' Club Band." I actually woke up one morning with that knowledge in my head, I kid you not. I must have dreamt about it. I guess I'm way too into the Beatles.
  • Nick from Seattle, Albaniaif Paul is dead, than Adolf Hitler is alive and well and living in New Haven. get over it!
  • Akiva from Manhattan, NyThis song scared me so much the first time I hear it. I was alone and even though it has a cheerful sound its pretty ominous. I actually really like this song
  • Jo from So Tx, TxThis song was most likely inspired by the tragic incident involving talented English playright Joe Orton and his lover companion Kenneth Halliwell(Maxwell is a wordplay on Haliwell). Halliwell bludgeoned 34 year old Joe Orton to death with a hammer to his head (9 blows) on August 1967. Halliwell then took an overdose of 22 Nembutal and committed suicide. Joe Orton and Halliwell were known to play the fools and had been arrested fined L262 and jailed for 6 months for damaging library books. They would return library books with new sleeve covers and new blurbs. Orton felt that the punishment was excessive due to them being queers. Joe Orton later started having success with his plays (dark satirical comedies).Joe Orton was in touch with the Beatles and was writing a play (Up Against It) for them. He was supposed to meet with them or their representatives the day they found him murdered. A chaufeur that had been sent to take him to the meeting discovered the bodies. Halliwell had been depressed and was seeing a psychiatrist. Joe Orton had found a new boyfriend and was planning to break up with the already stressed out depressed and troubled Halliwell. The play Up Against It was eventually produced in 1989 with music by Tod Rundgren. Paul McCartney took the incident changed the players and some circustances somewhat but kept the tragic situation the same and put it to rhyme and unreason......and now you know the rest of the story.....
  • Max from Amherst, MaMy father used to point at me and say, "That's your song, Max!" This made me blush a little!
  • Linc from Beaumont, TxIt is possible this song was also inspired by the axe murderer who was abound in London at this time. Pink Floyd chronicled this in Careful With That Axe, Eugene...taking the dark route, and the Beatles aparently took the humorous route...
    While the two bands were not exactly "friends"(Paul even disguised himself to attend one of PF concerts)I am sure they influenced each other since PF was recording at Abbey Road during this time too.
  • Ken from Louisville, KyPaul tried hard to have this be a single. But the other Beatles refused, so he backed down. By that time the Beatles were only holding on by a thread as it was, and the last thing he wanted was a squabble over what song was going to be released as a single.
  • Julia from *, OhDoes Paul really have his eyes closed on the album cover? It looks like they're open to me. Anyways, this is an okay song, not the best but not bad. Didn't the song end up taking 21 takes? In the booklet that comes with the Anthology 3 disc, it says "To preserve the feel, Paul sang with every take, planning to re-record the vocal when the best instrument recording was decided upon (this turned out to be Take 21)" Paul is my favorite Beatle, but my very favorite song on Abbey Road is definitely Here Comes the Sun by George.
  • Rosario from Naples, FlNot my favorite Beatles song, but certainly not their worst. It's probably the worst song on Abbey Road, though. I should say though, that the Beatles were one of the few bands who could tell an entire story in just one sonh.
  • Lars from Sacramento, CaAlso on the album cover of Abbey Road, everyone except Paul walks in step.
  • Bianca Sanchez from Alburquerque, NmHehe, I like how Max is a serial Killer. So thats why Paul laughs!!!!!!!!! Oh John was so funny.
  • Peter Griffin from Quahog, RiLyrically, this sounds like it should be a Rolling Stones song.
  • Brad from Denver, Comal evans played the anvil not ringo
  • David from Merseyside, EnglandWhen Paul sings the lyric "so he waits behind" at 1:20, John mooned Paul from inside therecording booth which is why Paul noticeably chuckles while singing "writing fifty times just afterwords" Therefore John was indeed present at the session.
  • Nick from Phoenix, MdWhen Paul sings the lyric "so he waits behind" at 1:20, John mooned Paul from inside therecording booth which is why Paul noticeably chuckles while singing "writing fifty times just afterwords" Therefore John was indeed present at the session.
  • Cameron from Bainsville, CanadaThis song is just so funny. I absolutely love it. Who ever knew murder was so funny? Especially, like this crazy serial killer who kills with a hammer! This is one of the best songs Paul McCartney ever wrote. Very catchy and fun to act out.
  • Olle from Stockholm, SwedenReally nice song. Very playful sound and easy to remember,so I often mutter the text along with Paul...
  • Nathan from Manchester, EnglandLyrics are rather dark, but humorous. I love the melody of this song! Brilliant work by a brilliant band.
  • Joe from Lethbridge, CanadaThis song made the top-40 in Canada when it was covered by Canadian band the Bells (best known for the tune "Stay Ahile") in 1971 or '72. Though honestly this version was vastly inferior to the Beatles.
  • David from Broomall, PaI had read that Paul was barefoot on the album cover because it was a hot day (when they were taking the photo)
  • Sophie from San Jose, CaThis song will always have a special place in my heart, it being my first favorite Beatles song. My parents only had the Abbey Road CD and I when I was around seven or eight, I would always put it on and dance around. I know that it's not their greatest song, but I will always love it.
  • Kyle from Somerville, Mayes i did, sounded kinda creppy at first
  • Mitch from St. Louis, MoHas anyone else noticed Paul actually laughing during the song while he says the writing 50 times line?
  • Colleen from Port Colborne, CanadaThis is one of the songs responsible for getting me into the Beatles. My mom told me that my aunt named her son after this song *her son's name is Max* but she was just kidding,
  • Robin from Birmingham, AlI always thought the lyrics to be simply whimsical until earlier this year when I learned of a real association between death and a silver hammer. When Pope John Paul II died, a news story described the method used prior to the 20th century to confirm the pope's death: he would be struck on the forehead three times with a silver hammer. (This method was not used with Pope John Paul. According to the Catholic News Service, "This time, instead of the silver hammer, papal doctors used an electrocardiogram to make sure the pope was dead. Then the Vatican released the full contents of the death certificate, an unprecedented move.")
  • Guitar from Nashville, TnI am with you Ryan. This is a great song. The first time I heard it, I didn't listen to the lyrics, but then the second time I listened and cracked up. Ahhhhhhhh - what a great song.
  • Orangebeaker from Edinburgh, ScotlandI wonder if Peter Sutcliffe ever heard this song...
  • John from Woburn, MaAnyone who doesn't like this song isn't a true paul mccartney fan
  • Will from Boerne, TxI think this song is just an amazing song, flat out and theres no reason to go digging deep into it, why can't you people just appreciate good music without critizing the hell out of it, the Beatles where trying make a great record, not lay a path of codes for some conspiracy freaks to scrounge after thirty years later
  • Lee from Clearwater, FlFrank from S. C. summed it up perfectly!!
  • Ryan from Lakewood, OhMaxwell's Silver Hammer is like the best song ever.
  • Dylan from Philadelphia, PaIn an early version I have Paul McCartney has a spoken intro. It goes like this (its kinda fuzzy so the words mite not be exactly rite but whatever.:
    "Lemme tell you a story about Maxwell's silver hammer. he got it from Hefty [or F. D.] Cohen, the poor boy from [I can't make out the word.] Maxwell was a boy just like any other boy, and he might've had a life just like any other young boy had it not been for some certain unforseen circumstances." THE BEATLES ROCK!!!!! [That's not part of the song FYI they just do.}
  • Frank from Westminster, ScJoan was quizzical, studied pataphysical
    Science in the home
    Late nights all alone with a test tube
    Ohh-oh-oh-oh...Sounds like Joanie didn't need Maxwell or anyone else to entertain herself!
  • Stefanie Magura from Rock Hill, ScNathon: that's the craziness of Charles Manson for ya.
  • George from Itaberaba, BrazilFunny song, very good vocal performance by Paul
  • Ryan from Brentwood, CaThis is a really good song but I just hate hearing "made sure she was dead" :(
  • Nathan from Defiance, OhGreatest mass murder song ever. How does Helter Skelter make Charles Manson go out and kill people, and this song does nothing? Seems odd...
  • Mark from Hastings, EnglandMaxwell's Silver Hammer is an odd yet fantastic song, more interestingly is the rumour that Paul McCartney is dead! haha MAD! -- I live in a town called Hastings on the SouthEast Coast of England and Paul McCartney lives around 15 miles north east in a place called Rye (a very old town), his son and daughter used to go to school with my cousins. The last time I saw Paul was last summer coming in from a sailing boat, If you don't believe me then check this out
  • Jon from Danville, CaThey weren't saying 't*ts'... they were saying 't*t'... but t*ts are just as good as a t*t, if not even better.
  • Erich from Atlanta, GaRegarding the opening lines, "Joan was quizzical/Studied 'pataphysical/Science in the home": 'Pataphysics (spelled with an apostrophe at the beginning, though I have no idea what that apostrophe is supposed to be replacing) was a concept devised by the French absurdist playwright Alfred Jarry (author of "Ubu Roi"), who created it as an extension and parody of metaphysics. For a more detailed explanation of 'pataphysics, see:
  • Cameron from Mesquite, TxYeah I agree with Shannon. Paul is still alive and if you don't believe it, just look at the songs the "fake" Paul wrote after the Beatles broke up...Nobody can look like Paul McCartney AND write songs exactly like him, AND SOUND exactly like him. And Album covers are album covers. Get over it.
  • John from Millersville, MdIf I were a Beatle, and attempting to cover up the death of my bandmate(s), I would not drop clues. Anyway, I think any reasonable person can see that it's ridiculous. As for the song, I love it. It is indeed britwit, and I can appreciate that=)
  • Shannon from Garland, Txoi yea get over the paul is dead thing. we all know hes not.. lol and they all thought that was funny. how like ppl listened to their songs backwards and stuff. except in that one song where they are saying t*ts over and over. that was done on purpose obviously. ha! but i l-o-v-e this song!!
    ppl look way toooo closely at album covers. like forreal.
  • Kevin from San Antonio, TxSam the cover was taken by
    Robert Fraiser
    and designed by Peter Blake
    There is know way you know the "lady" who designed it.
  • Sean from Newmarket, CanadaMore reasons people believed the Paul was dead theory was because Paul was doing the cover shot for Abbey Road barefoot, which is a mafia sign of death. The volkswagon in the background has the plate 28 if, as is to say he would be 28 if he were alive. He was holding a black rose in the Magical Mystery tour when everyone else held red ones
  • Jude from Thomasville, GaI don't remember how, but I heard Steve Martin's version first and thought it was extremely pompous and overblown. (Maybe it was his character in the movie, which was as bad as everyone says.) It was a real surprise when I heard Paul's lighthearted version. I liked it much better. This is very British humor.
  • Ryan from Albion, Nyi can't believe everybody's rippin on this song..this is a kick ass song in my opinion, and its fun to listen to
  • Henry from Victoria, CanadaMan, this song is weak and out of touch on all levels. Paul was so pig-headed and stubborn to push this song through to completion in spite of the others knowing it sucked. Ugh. Paul WAS dead when he wrote this song.
  • Nessie from Sapporo, JapanLots of work for a throwaway song.
  • Sam from Provo, Vtokay, this whole death thing is a bunch of crap!!!
    I was hanging out at my friends house and we were thinking about the beatle death thing. It just so happened that my friend knew the lady who designed the cover for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. We called her and she said that is was pure coincedence. She also said she had a conversation with the fab four and paul made many jokes about him being dead.
  • Michael from Toronto, CanadaWhen a Pope dies, the tradition is to tap the Pope on the head with a silver hammer to make sure that he is dead.

    Sound familiar?
  • Josh from Plainview, NyAsley-That's the whole point it's ridiculous. It's just if you look hard enough you could make up a BS reason that all but Paul are dead same way people came up with BS resons that he was dead. The site just makes fun of the whole thing it doesn't actually believe that all but Paul are dead.
  • Mike from New Point, VaBeatles roadie Mal Evans plays the anvil in the movie Let It Be. I think it is he, not Ringo, that plays it in the recording also.
  • Ashley from Ontario, CanadaIt's impossible for the Beatles to have been "replaced" when they died. For them to be replaced one of three situations had to have occurred..
    1. There just happened to be a Beatles look alike wondering around the country who not only was a replica but had the same voice too. It's been scientifically proven that no 2 people look exactly alike unless they are a twin or have been cloned.
    2. They were cloned. The technology for this wasn't around then, and they would have had to cloned the Beatles at birth for them to be the same age as the Beatles. Who would have known back then that these guys would group up to be famous and die?
    3. All of them (depended on which theory you believe, all but Paul is dead or Paul is dead) just happened to have twins that no one ever knew about. They have no birth, school, or government records.

    When this whole thing started, the Beatles thought it was funny. They kept throwing in clues to see what people would say. It was one big joke to them.
  • Erik from Lund, SwedenTrivia: according to McCartney the fact that the hammer is made of silver does not mean anything, it just sounded better.
  • Kieran from Union, NjGeorge Harrison described this song as "gay."
  • Josh from Plainview, NyAnd by the way I know that John and George are dead but this site gives "proof" that they all died in the 60's and were replaced.
  • Christophe from La Rochelle, FranceA George Statement about this song :
    "Paul would make us play some real fruity songs. And, oh my God, this one was really really fruity!!"
    John :
    "I Hated this song. It costed us as much as the whole album!"
  • David from Lansing, MiNatasha asked where you could get the movie "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". I don't know, but trust me that you don't want to see it. It stars the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton, and is probably the worst movie I've ever seen. The only good thing that came out of it was Aerosmith's cover of "Come Together". Every other song in the movie is just wretched, and largely led to the downfall of the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton's careers. I heard that even the producer booed this movie at its premier.
  • Natasha from Chico, CaThats interesting about the album cover of abbey road, about the car and the barefootedness and attire and funeral and such. Downtown Chico (home of chico state, party school,usa) has an almost lifesize mural painted on the side of a building of the beatles abbey road cover. I'll hafta take a good look at it, to see if they kept the details.
  • Natasha from Chico, Cawhere could someone get the movie "sgt. pepper's lonely hearts club band"? I didn't know there was one.
  • Natasha from Chico, Capaul isnt dead, unless he has a clone.
  • Natasha from Chico, CaOh my god! Thats hilarious about paul laughing because of john mooning him! I'm listening to it right now,and he's definitely trying not to laugh,but can't control it, and continues singing. Thats so awesome, it shows a playful side to them. Oh, ya, and i like the anvil sounds too. :)
  • Liliana from Huntley, Ilyes, thanks catherine. the whole paul is dead thing is absurd. besides paul mccartney still did albums after the beatles break up,covered up with the new technology? you can't keep that big a secret if it's so elaborate. and one last thing, the beatles were different, john especially loved how people tried to 'decode' his songs. they were all jokers...
  • Catherine from Glasgow, EnglandAlso, Paul was holding his Ciggie in his right hand even though he is left-handed.
    The whole Paul is dead rumour is just stupid asnyway. The Beatles wrote over 200 songs and did hundreds of Photos if you look hard enough you can find the clues to fuel any rumour you want no matter how stupid.
    How come John has his hands in his pockets and the others don't? how come George is the only one not wearing a suit?
    Oh and by the way the volkswagon doesn't say LMW 28 IF it's LMW 281 F and the reason they couldn't have it moved was because the owner was on holiday.
  • Tavers from Mesa, AzIt was John making Paul laugh during the song
  • Adam from Beaver Falls, PaAlso notice that Paul is walking out of step
  • Randy from Beaumont, TxOne of two Beatle's songs which contain a murder. Can you guess the other. Nope not Rocky Raccoon (is that spelled right?) Although a murder is INPLIED in Rocky... Give up? Listen to the trail out on "I am the Walrus". The voices you hear (I'm sure all are aware of this) is a live BBC production of "King Lear" which contains the other murder "...Ohhh untimely death... is he dead? Is he done" Rest you father......"
  • John from West Covina, CaI have that movie it's cool!
  • Veronica from West Covina, CaI heard that why Paul laughs the lyrics after "so he waits behind" was because one of the other Beatles thought it was appropriate to show their behind in the studio that day.
  • Dave from Edmonton, CanadaMy favorite cover of this song is Steve Martin's version, performed in the movie "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
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