Who Sang Mack the Knife? Kurt Weill

Release information
Release Date: 1991
length: 2:06
conductor: André Kostelanetz
orchestra: New York Philharmonic
composer: Kurt Weill
lyricist: Bertolt Brecht
translator: Marc Blitzstein
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 did 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!!

CD 1
  • 1 Air on the G String
  • 2 Blue Danube Waltz
  • 3 Minuet
  • 4 Nocturne
  • 5 Claire de Lune
  • 6 Colonel Bogey March
  • 7 Flight of the Bumblebee
  • 8 Greensleeves
  • 9 Hora Staccato
  • 10 Jalousie
  • 11 Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
  • 12 Mack the Knife
  • 13 Malagueña
  • 14 Musetta's Waltz from La Boheme
  • 15 Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman
  • 16 Offenbach-Rosenthal: Cancan from 'Gaité parisienne'
  • 17 18th Variation from 'Paganini Variations'
  • 18 Reverie
  • 19 Andante from "Rhapsody in Blue"
  • 20 Ritual Fire Dance from El Amor Brujo
  • 21 Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
  • 22 Sabre Dance from 'Gayne'
  • 23 Waltz From Swan Lake
  • 24 Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker