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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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.