- Mack the Knife

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November 12, 2015


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 through his victim
Scarlet spreads amongst the green
But white gloves wears our Macheath, babe
And the blood is never seen

Seven children and their grandpa
In the fire near old Soho
Who's that creeping around the corner?
Doesn't speak and doesn't know

Solly Silverstein has vanished
Likewise other rich young men
And Macheath has all their money
Try and prove it if you can

Sookey Tawdry, Jenny Diver
Polly Peachum, Lucy Brown
Oh, the line forms on the right, dear
Now that Mackie's back in town

Oh, the shark has pearly teeth, babe
And he keeps them in his face
Just a jackknife has Macheath, babe
Keeps it in a different place

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