Who Sang Mack the Knife? Nicholas Payton

Release information
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Jazz
Style: Big Band
length: 2:54
producer: Nicholas Payton
mixer: Nicholas Payton and James Nichols
arranger: Nicholas Payton
assistant engineer: Ron Trapasso and Scott Young
recording engineer: James Nichols
bass: Walter Payton
membranophone: Adonis Rose
piano: Anthony Wonsey
trumpet: Nicholas Payton
vocal: Dr. John
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 Potato Head Blues
  • 2 Hello, Dolly
  • 3 I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You
  • 4 Tight Like This
  • 5 Interlude (St. James Infirmary)
  • 6 On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • 7 Dear Louis
  • 8 Blues in the Night
  • 9 The Peanut Vendor
  • 10 Mack the Knife
  • 11 Tiger Rag
  • 12 I'll Never Be the Same
  • 13 West End Blues

  • Release information
    label: Verve
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 731454941921
    script: Latin