Fave Song #80

Bobby Darin – Mack the Knife

Introduced to me by a friend, I haven’t been able to shake it. Old school big band styles, fo’ realz.

Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear
And it shows them pearly white
Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe
And he keeps it, out of sight
Ya know when that shark bites with his teeth, babe
Scarlet billows start to spread
Fancy gloves, oh, wears old MacHeath,
So there’s never, never a trace of red

Now on the sidewalk, huh, huh, whoo sunny mornin’, uh huh
Lies a body oozin’ life, eek
And someone’s seein’ clear ’round the corner
Could that someone be Mack the Knife?

There’s a tugboat, huh, huh, down by the river don’tcha know
Where a cement bag just droopin’ on down
Oh, that cement is just, it’s there for the weight, dear
Five’s get ya ten old Macky’s back in town
Now d’ja hear ’bout Louie Miller? He disappeared, honey
After drawin’ out all his hard-earned cash
And now MacHeath spends like a sailor
Could it be our boy’s done somethin’ rash?

Now Jenny Diver, ho, ho, look out, Sukey Tawdry
Ooh, Miss Lotte Lenya not to mention old Lucy Brown
Oh, the line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky’s back in town

I said Jenny Diver, look out, Sukey Tawdry
stay back Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Yes, that line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky’s back in town………………..
…….. look out old mack is back

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