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The Ballad of Mack the Knife

This song is by Sting and appears on the compilation Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill (1985).

This song is a cover of "Moritat" by Harald Paulsen.
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The Ballad of Mack the Knife
See the shark has teeth like razors
All can read his open face
And Macheath has got a knife, but
Not in such an obvious place

See the shark, how red his fins are
As he slashes at his prey
Mac the Knife wears white kid gloves which
Give the minimum away

By the Thames turbid waters
Men abruptly tumble down
Is it plague, or is it cholera?
Or a sign Macheath's in town?

On a beautiful blue Sunday
See a corpse stretched on the Strand
See a man dodge around the corner
Mackie's friend's will understand

And the ghastly fire in Soho
Seven children at one go
In the crowd stands Mac the Knife, but
He's not asked and doesn't know
In the crowd stands Mac the Knife, but
He's not asked and doesn't know

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