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Mack The Knife
 
 (1928)
 
ID: 288
 
 

Square Dance
Recordings
Mack Is Back Grenn 12224
Mack Is Back Grenn 12048
Mack Is Back TNT 112
Mack Is Back Top 25367
Mack Is Back / Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Grenn 12013
Mack Is Back / Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Grenn 12014
Mack The Dancer Keeno 2130
Mack The Knife Aqua 117
Mack The Knife Aqua 227
Mack The Knife Blue Ribbon 219
Mack The Knife Grenn 12135
Mack The Knife Rawhide 1010
Mack The Knife Royal 210
Mack The Knife / Beyond The Sea Atlantic 13056
Mighty Nice Western Jubilee 561
Lyrics ByMarc Blitzstein 
Composed ByKurt Weill 
Recorded ByLouis Armstrong (1955); Bobby Darin (1958); Ella Fitzgerald and many others 
CommentsOriginal German by Bertolt Brecht (1928)
Written in 1928 as "Die Moritat von Mackie Messer" or
"Ballad of Mack the Knife"
From The Threepenny Opera (1955) 
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Lyrics

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Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear
And it shows them pearly white
Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe
And he keeps it, ah, out of sight.

Ya know when that shark bites, with his teeth, babe
Scarlet billows start to spread
Fancy gloves, though, wears old MacHeath, babe
So there's never, never a trace of red.

Now on the sidewalk, uuh, huh, whoa sunny mornin' uuh, huh
Lies a body just oozin' life... eeek!
And someone's sneakin' 'round the corner
Could that someone be Mack the Knife?

A-there's a tugboat, huh, huh, huh, down by the river don'tcha know
Where a cement bag's just a'droopin' on down
Oh, that cement is just, it's there for the weight, dear
Five'll get ya ten old Macky's back in town.

Now, d'ja hear 'bout Louie Miller? He disappeared, babe
After drawin' out all his hard-earned cash
And now MacHeath spends just like a sailor
Could it be our boy's done somethin' rash?

Now Jenny Diver, ho, ho, yeah, Sukey Tawdry
Ooh Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Oh, the line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky's back in town.

Aah, I said Jenny Diver, whoa, Sukey Tawdry
Look out to Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Yes, that line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky's back in town

Look out, old MacHeath is back!!

 

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