Mack the Knife Song Lyrics

Louis Armstrong

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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, ah, out of sight
Ya know when that shark bites with his teeth, babe
Scarlet billows start to spread
Fancy gloves, oh, wears old MacHeath, babe
So there's never, never a trace of red

Now on the sidewalk, huh, huh, whoo sunny morning, un huh
Lies a body just oozin' life, eek
And someone's sneakin' 'round the corner
Could that someone be Mack the Knife?

There's a tugboat, huh, huh, down by the river dontcha know

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 A Kiss to Build a Dream On
  • 2 Mack the Knife
  • 3 Hello Dolly
  • 4 Jeepers Creepers
  • 5 Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 6 Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • 7 On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • 8 C'est si bon
  • 9 When It's Sleepy Time Down South
  • 10 Blueberry Hill
  • 11 High Society
  • 12 That's My Desire
  • 13 St. Louis Blues
  • 14 When the Saints Go Marching In
  • 15 King Porter Stomp
  • 16 Tiger Rag


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Benjamin Homer, Bud Green, Jacques (f) Plante, Les Brown
    album: Track 2 in album C'est si bon
    release date: 1991
    popularity : 357 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:24
    lead vocals: Louis Armstrong
    composer: Kurt Weill
    lyricist: Bertolt Brecht
    translator: Marc Blitzstein

    Album Information

    label: Tomato
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin