Louis Armstrong - Mack the Knife
Tekst: Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein / Muziek: Kurt Weill
(1955)






Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear
And he shows them pearly white
Just a jackknife has 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 Macheath, dear
So there’s not a trace of red




Oh, on the sidewalk, sunday morning
Lies a body oozin’ life
Someone’s sneakin’ ’round the corner
Is that someone Mack the Knife? Yeah




From a tugboat by the river
A cement bag’s, droopin’ down
And the cement’s for the weight, dear
Bet you Macky, back in town




Yeah, Louis Miller disappeared, dear
After drawing out all his cash
And Macheath spends like a sailor
Did our boy do somethin’ rash?




Sukey Tawdry, Jenny Diver
Lotte Lenya, sweet Lucy Brown
Oh, the line forms on the right, dear
Now that Macky’s back in town










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