Mack the Knife

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Eddie Fisher

Edwin John "Eddie" Fisher (August 10, 1928 – September 22, 2010) was an American entertainer. He was the most successful pop singles artist of the first half of the 1950s, selling millions of records and hosting his own TV show. more »

Though the shark has, pretty teeth, dear
And he shows 'em pearly whites
Just a jackknife has Mac Heath, dear
And he keeps it, well out of sight 

When the shark bites, with his teeth, dear
 Scarlet billows start to spread  Fancy gloves, though, wears Mac Heath, dear
So there's not a trace of red

On the sidewalk, Sunday mornin'
Lies a body oozin' life
 Someones sneakin' 'round the corner 
Is that someone Mack the Knife?

From a tugboat, by the river 
A cement bag droppin' down
The cement, that's just for the weight, dear
I'll bet you Macky's back in town

Mr. Miller, disappeared, dear
 After drawin' out all of his cash
Went tap city, and Mac Heath spends like a sailor 
Did our boy do, somethin' rash?

 Sukey Tawdry, Jenny Diver
 Polly Peacham, Miss Lucy Brown 
Oh, the line forms on the right, dear
Now that Macky's back in town


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