Who Sang Mack the Knife? Joey DeFrancesco

Joey DeFrancesco The Champ cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1999
length: 3:39
recording engineer: Rudy van Gelder
membranophone: Billy Hart
guitar: Randy Johnston
Hammond organ: Joey DeFrancesco
Some other versions of "Mack the Knife"

Lyrics
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
Where a cement bag’s just a'drooppin' on down
Oh, that cement is just, it's there for the weight, dear
Five'll get ya ten old Macky’s back in town
Now d'ja hear ‘bout Louie Miller? He disappeared, babe
After drawin' out all his hard-earned cash
And now MacHeath spends just like a sailor
Could it be our boy's done somethin' rash?

Now Jenny Diver, ho, ho, yeah, Sukey Tawdry
Ooh, Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Oh, the line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky’s back in town

I said Jenny Diver, whoa, Sukey Tawdry
Look out to Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Yes, that line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky’s back in town
Look out, old Macky's back!!

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Champ
  • 2 Mack the Knife
  • 3 When Johnnie Comes Marchin' Home
  • 4 Lover Man Oh Where Can You Be
  • 5 Organ Grinder's Swing
  • 6 OGD
  • 7 The Preacher
  • 8 Walk on the Wild Side
  • 9 The Cat

  • Release information
    label: HighNote Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 632375703226
    script: Latin