Mack the Knife

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Robbie Williams

Robert Peter "Robbie" Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer-songwriter, and occasional actor. He is a member of the pop group Take That, but has found greater commercial success as a solo artist. more »

Oh the shark has pretty teeth, dear
And he shows them pearly white
Just a jack knife has Mac Heath, 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 Mac Heath, 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 the someone Mack the knife?

From a tug boat by the river A cement bag's dropping down
The cement's just for the weight, dear
Bet you Mack is back in town
 Louie Miller disappeared, dear After drawing out his cash
And Mac Heath spends like a sailor Did our boy do something rash?
 Sukey Tawdry, Jenny Diver Polly Peachum, Lucy Brown Oh the line forms on the right, dear
Now that Mack is back in town


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