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Mack the Knife

This song is by Ella Fitzgerald and appears…

This song is a cover of "Moritat" by Harald Paulsen.
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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


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Bertolt Brecht
English version by Marc Blitzstein Wikipedia16

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