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Mack Is Back
Grenn 12224
Mack Is Back
Grenn 12224

ID: 10819

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TypeSinging Call
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Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Media45 rpm vinyl

Earl Johnston
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Old Call(s)
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Join your hands and make a ring, circle left you know
Move it all the way around until you get back home
Allemande left your corner girl, dosado your own
Men star by the old left hand and turn it once around
Dosado, go round your own then do an old left allemande
Come home and swing your lady and then promenade the land
Oh the line forms on the right girls
Now that Mack is back in town


Head (side) two couples square thru about 4 hands you sail
Star by the right with the outside two, roll it down the trail
Heads to the middle, left hand star one time you know
Turn your corner by the right, partner by the left and go
Back to the corner, catch all eight by the right hand 1/2 way round
Back by the left and keep her, promenade the town
Oh the line forms on the right girls
Now that Mack is back in town

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Mack The Knife

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!!

Composed by Kurt Weill.
Lyrics by Marc Blitzstein.
Recorded by Louis Armstrong (1955); Bobby Darin (1958); Ella Fitzgerald and many others.

Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1670 4/4 (fraction)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1670 4/4 (fraction)
429 Dosado [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
2043 Special Star 1 (8CT to DPT)
1442 Center(s) IDENTIFIER
630 Left (used as Mirror) CONCEPT
2044 Special Star 2 (Facing to UTB)
1700 Corner IDENTIFIER
1472 Right DIRECTION
1703 (Right|Left) Arm Turn [Basic]
1699 Partner IDENTIFIER
1703 (Right|Left) Arm Turn [Basic]
1882 Face Your Corner
2110 Catch All Eight
1556 R-H (setup) IDENTIFIER
1488 1/2 (fraction)
630 Left (used as Mirror) CONCEPT
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic] -- Copyright © 2019 Vic Ceder.  All Rights Reserved.