Mack the Knife Lyrics

Mack the Knife Lyrics
Mack the Knife Lyrics

Bobby Darin‘s rendition of “Mack the Knife” stands as a timeless classic in the annals of popular music. Released in 1959 as part of his album “That’s All,” Darin’s interpretation of this jazz standard catapulted him to international fame and earned him a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. With its infectious melody and Darin’s smooth, charismatic vocals, “Mack the Knife” became an instant hit, captivating audiences with its tale of a notorious criminal and his exploits. Darin’s electrifying performance infused the song with an irresistible energy, cementing its status as one of the most iconic recordings in music history

Mack the Knife Lyrics

Oh the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear
And he shows them pearly white
Just a jackknife has old Macheath, babe
And he keeps it outta sight

You know when that shark bites with his teeth, babe
Scarlet billows start to spread
Fancy gloves, though, wears ol’ Macheath, babe
So there’s never, never a trace of red

Now, on the side walk, ooh Sunday morning, uh huh
Lies a body just oozing life, eek
And someone’s sneaking ’round the corner
Could that someone be Mack the Knife?

There’s a tugboat down by the river, don’t you know
Where a cement bag’s just a-drooping on down
Oh, that cement is just, it’s there for the weight, dear
Five’ll get ya ten, ol’ Mackie’s back in town

Now did ya hear ’bout Louie Miller? He disappeared, babe
After drawing out all his hard earned cash
And now Macheath spends just like a sailor
Could it be our boy’s done something rash?

Now, Jenny Diver, ho ho, Suky Tawdry
Ooh, Miss Lotte Lenya and ol’ Lucy Brown
Oh, the line forms on the right, babe
Now that Mackie’s back in town

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I said, Jenny Diver, woah, Suky Tawdry
Look out, Miss Lotte Lenya and ol’ Lucy Brown
Yes, that line forms on the right, babe
Now that Mackie’s back in town

Look out ol’ Mackie is back

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