Four ladies promenade on around the inside Hey, get on back, swing and whirl your man You've gotta join hands, circle left go moving round the ring Allemande that corner, weave the ring Oh, there's a tugboat, on down the river Swing her and you promenade Someone's sneaking round the corner Could that someone be Mack The Knife?
FIGURE Mainstream, corner progression
Headssquare thru four hands around you do Dosado around the corner girl Hey, touch 1/4 then scoot back out here my friend Boys run and do the right & left thru Dixie style to a wave, boys cross fold Swing the corner girl and promenade The line forms on the right, babe Now that Mackey's back in town
(Listen to Buddy's vocal track)
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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.