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Maxwell's Silver Hammer
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During day seven of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions (10 January), the day that George walked out, they recorded Maxwell's Silver Hammer with John putting on an exagerrated German accent. Is it available anywhere? I guess probably not but the thought of hearing John singing it with a funny accent makes me crack up. Anybody know?

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If its on anything it would be Purple Chicks a/b road which put out every existing known minute of of the Get Back sessions. I'll dig out the Sulpy Get Back book and get the performance details.

 

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According to Doug Sulpys Complete Get Back Sessions book it would be either 10.65, 10.67 or 10.68 (those are the DDSI numbers that are used on the A/B Road bootleg to help catalogue the Get Back sessions (10.65 meaning the 65th musical performance on the 10th day)). As to how to get the a/b road i have no idea where online its safe to download, if you find somewhere can you let me know as ive been looking for the twichenham sessions for ages.

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Thank you for the info. One thing though, they recorded it on the seventh day not the tenth, I take it that by 10th day you mean the 10th day of the Get Back sessions.

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I also want to hear this because I speak german normally, can you tell me if you find it?

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Sorry i meant the 10th of January, that was badly written.

 

George, since you speak German here's Get Back in German with some french.

 

 

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8When does that go French? I'm pretty good at identifying French, and I ncaqn't make out a word of that being French.

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That video is so funny. Paul isn't the best german-speaker on earth, although his pronounciation is pretty good, for example he speaks the r or the ch as german-speakers do when they speak german (and some also when they speak english (luckily not me))

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8When does that go French? I'm pretty good at identifying French, and I ncaqn't make out a word of that being French.

No idea but every book and comment ive read about it says its German with French tinges. I dont speak either but it sounds wonderful whatever language it is.

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Well, Paul is trying to sing German and French. He knows some German words, so he builds up some sentences which of course make very little sense (he just captures very well how non-Germans hear Germans speak). Then he sings something that's obviously supposed to sound French, but he doesn't really know a word.


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He says "drole" at the end - the French for funny. That's all.

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I have that recording of Lennon singing Maxwell SH with (perhaps) a germanic accent.

If you can get your hands on the complete Get Back sessions, it's session 12-20.

It's 13 minutes long, starting with Maxwell SH.

The Beatles then digress into a whole bunch of oldies hamming it up from beginning to end; quite fun.

MANY segments  of those Get Back sessions are hilarious, which belies the theory that this was all doom and gloom, the end of the Beatles, etc...

I'd be happy to upload some if anyone can tell me how to upload a music file (some like this one are on the long side).

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ITSWD - either upload it to YouTube, or host it to some MP3 sharing site (none come to mind, but they're easily searchable).

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Could you please? That would be great!

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I've just changed permissions (I think) to allow people to upload. If it's worked properly you should now be able to upload files (including mp3s). Please use this responsibly...

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I have some questions about the studio version:
I read many times (also on beatlesbible) that george martin played organ. I don't hear an organ when is it audible in the final mix? Which guitar part is played by paul and which part is played by george? And finally why doesn't john play on this song although he participated on the session?

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An Ahhh Girl theory:

(A little background information first) @Wigwam (as Atlas) and I had a conversation once about Paul adding John, George, and Ringo's names to the song Power Cut. I mentioned that "John" sounded like "Joan".

Maybe McCartney was so mad at Lennon that he wrote a song about a silver hammer coming down on John's head but disguised the name as Joan. The person studies pataphysical science. I had never looked up the definition of pataphysics before. Here are two definitions of the term:

a supposed branch of philosophy or science that studies 
imaginary phenomena beyond the realm of metaphysics;the science of imaginary solutions.

The French absurdist concept of a philosophy or science dedicated to studying what lies beyond the realm of metaphysics, intended as a parody of the methods and theories of modern science and often expressed in nonsensical language.

I can see John in those definitions.

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...or another theory that just popped to mind...

Yoko is Maxwell. Paul thinks she killed John and his creativity.

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Given the whole postcards saga, I find this theory believable. Particularly since Get Back itself is a a poorly-disguised Yoko attack.

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Definitely a more believable theory there, AG. Well, more believable than the "Paul Is Dead" theory, that's for sureahdn_paul_01

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I just read the last comment on Joe's page for this song

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this is a nasty song. MAC kills JOAN with a hammer when (s)he’s not looking. the names arent an accident.

So there's someone else out there who thinks it may be McCartney thumping John.

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