"Mack the Knife" as written by and Marc/brecht Blitzstein....
Oh, the shark babe
Has such teeth,dear
And he shows them, pearly white
Just a jackknife
Has old macheath, dear
And he keeps it out of sight

When the shark bites
With his teeth,dear
Scarlet billows start to spread
Fancy gloves,though,wears old
Macheath,dear
So there's never a trace of red

On the sidewalk Sunday morning
Lies a body just oozing life
Someone's sneaking
Round the corner
Could that someone be
Mack the knife?

There's a tugboat down by the river
Didn't you know
A cement bag's dropping down
Well that cement's
Just for the weight dear
Five will get you ten
Mackie's back in town

Here about Louie Miller
He disappeared,dear
After drawing out all his
Hard-earned cash
And Macheath spends
Just like a sailor
Could it be our boy
Did something rash?

Jenny Diver,Sukey Tawdry
Lawdie Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Oh the line forms on the right babe
Now that Mackie's back in town


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"Mack the Knife" as written by Bertolt Brecht Kurt Weill

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