mack the knife lyrics – various artists

oh the shark has such pretty teeth, dear
and he shows them pearly white
just a jack knife 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

on the sidewalk sunday morning
lies a body oozing life
someone’s sneaking round the corner
is this someone mack the knife?

from a tug boat by the river
a cement bag’s drooping down
yeah the cement’s just for the weight, dear
bet you macheath’s back in town

look at your louie miller disappeared, dear
after drawing out his cash
and macheath spends like a sailor
did our boy’s do something rash?

sukey tawdry, jenny diver
lotte lenya, sweet lucy brown
on the line forms on the right, dear
now that macheath’s back in town
take it satch

/ various artists lyrics