Who Sang Mack the Knife? King Kurt

King Kurt Ooh Wallah Wallah cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1983-11-18
length: 3:20
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, though, wears old MacHeath, babe

So there's nevah, nevah a trace of red.

Now on the sidewalk ... uuh, huh ... whoo ... sunny mornin' ... uuh, huh

Lies a body just oozin' life ... eeek!

And someone's sneakin' 'round the corner

Could that someone be Mack the Knife?
A-there's a tugboat ... huh, huh, huh ... down by the river don'tcha know

Where a cement bag's just a'droopin' 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.

Aah ... 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 is back!!

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Zulu Beat
  • 2 Destination Zululand
  • 3 Bo Diddley Goes East
  • 4 King Kurt's Hound Dog
  • 5 Wreck-A-Party-Rock
  • 6 Ghost Riders in the Sky
  • 7 Gather Your Limbs / When the Saints Go Marching In
  • 8 Rockin' Kurt
  • 9 Lonesome Train (On a Lonesome Track)
  • 10 Mack the Knife
  • 11 Oedipus Rex
  • 12 Do the Rat

  • Release information
    label: Stiff Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin