Who Sang Mack the Knife? Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater Dear Ella cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1997-9-30
Genre: Jazz
Style: Contemporary Jazz/Soul-Jazz/Hard Bop
length: 3:59
vocal: Dee Dee Bridgewater
Some other versions of "Mack the Knife"

Lyrics
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 with his teeth, dear
Scarlet billows start to spread
Fancy gloves though wears MacHeath, dear
So there's not a trace, mmm of red

On the sidewalk, Sunday mornin', baby
Lies a body, oozin' life
Someone sneakin' around the corner
Is the someone, Mack the Knife?

From a tugboat, by the river
A cement bag's drooppin' down
Yeah, the cement's just for the weight, dear
Bet you Mack, he's back in town

Looky here Louie Miller, disappeared, dear
After drawing out his cash
And MacHeath spends like a sailor
Did our boy do somethin' rash?

Sukey Tawdry, Jenny Diver
Lotte Lenya, Sweet Lucy Brown
Oh, the line forms on the right, dears
Now that Mack, he's back in town

Take it, Satch

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  • 2 Mack the Knife
  • 3 Undecided
  • 4 Midnight Sun
  • 5 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
  • 6 How High the Moon
  • 7 If You Can't Sing It, You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini)
  • 8 Cotton Tail
  • 9 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  • 10 (I'd Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China
  • 11 Oh, Lady Be Good
  • 12 Stairway to the Stars
  • 13 Dear Ella
  • 14 Das Moritat von Mackie Messer

  • Release information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 731453910225
    script: Latin