"Mack the Knife" as written by and Marc/brecht Blitzstein....
Oh the shark has pretty teeth, Dear
And he shows them pearly white
Just a jacknife has Macheath, Dear
And he keeps it out of sight.

When the shark bites through his victim
Scarlet spreads amongst the green
But white gloves wears our Macheath, Dear
And the blood is never seen.

Seven children and their grandpa
In the fire near old Soho
Who's that creeping aound the corner?
Doesn't speak and doesn't know.

Solly Silverstein has vanished
Likewise other rich young men
And Macheath has all their money
Try and prove it if you can.

Sookey Tawdry, Jenny Diver Polly Peachum, Lucy Brown
Oh the line forms on the right, Dear
Now that Mackie's back in town.

Oh the shark has pearly teeth, Babe
And he keeps them in his face
Just a jacknife has Macheath, Babe
Keeps it in a different place.


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

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