Partway through the song, Lennon introduces McCartney as lounge singer "Denis O'Bell", a reference to Denis O'Dell, associate producer on the A Hard Day's Night film, whom Lennon had also worked with on How I Won the War.
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammerCame down upon her headBang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammerMade sure that she was dead
Rose and Valerie, screaming from the gallerySay he must go free(Maxwell must go free)The judge does not agree and he tells themSo, o, o, o
Mean Mister Mustard sleeps in the parkShaves in the dark trying to save paperSleeps in a hole in the roadSaving up to buy some clothesKeeps a ten-bob note up his noseSuch a mean old man
It's a thousand pages, give or take a few.
If you're down he'll pick you upDoctor RobertTake a drink from his special cupDoctor Robert
The track is distinguished by its French horn solo, performed by Alan Civil and used as counterpoint in the final verse. Civil was also part of the orchestra crescendo in "A Day in the Life".