FANDOM

2,054,105 Pages

StarIconBronze
LangIcon
Mack the Knife

This song is by Ella Fitzgerald and appears…

This song is a cover of "Moritat" by Harald Paulsen.
Watch video at YouTube
Wikipedia sphere
Wikipedia has an article on
Mack the Knife
Oh the shark has pretty teeth, dear
And he shows them pearly white
Just a jack-knife has Mac-heath, 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 Mac-heath, dear
So there's not a trace, not a trace of red

On the sidewalk on a Sunday morning
Lies a body oozing life
Someone's sneaking 'round that corner
Tell me could it be, could it be Mack the Knife

On a tugboat down by the river, don't you know
A cement bag's dropping down
The cement's just for the weight, dear
Bet you that cat called Mack-heath, oh Mack-heath, he's back in town

Oh Mack-heath's back in town
He's back, he's back, he's back, he's back
He's back, he's back, he's back, he's back, he's back, he's back in town
Mack-heath's back in town

Credits

Music by:

Lyrics by:

Bertolt Brecht
English version by Marc Blitzstein Wikipedia16

From the music drama:

External links

Community content is available under Copyright unless otherwise noted.