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Mack The Knife Lyrics

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Album: Mack The Knife

Mack the Knife

-Artist: Bobby Darin
-the # 5 song of the 1955-1959 rock era
-was # 1 for 9 weeks in 1959
-original Words by Berthold Brecht and Music by Kurt Weill. English words added
--by Marc Blitzstein
-written in 1928 as "Moritat" or "Theme From the Threepenny Opera" a/k/a "The
-Beggar's Opera" and introduced in that production by Weill's wife, Lotte Lenya


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, oh, wears old MacHeath, babe
So there's never, never a trace of red

Now on the sidewalk, huh, huh, whoo sunny morning, un huh
Lies a body just oozin' life, eek
And someone's sneakin' â'round the corner
Could that someone be Mack the Knife?

There's a tugboat, huh, huh, down by the river dontcha know
Where a cement bag's just a'drooppin' 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 â'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

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 Macky's back!!


Transcribed by Ronald E. Hontz
ronhontz
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