Mack The Knife
Lisa Stansfield Lyrics

Oh the shark has pretty teeth, dear
And he shows them pearly white
Just a jack knife 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 of red
On the sidewalk, Sunday morning
Lies a body oozing life
Someone's sneaking round the corner
I'll bet that someone, someone's Mack the knife
From a tug boat by the river
A cement bag's dropping down
The cement's just, just for the weight, dear
Bet you, I'll bet you Mack is back in town
Louie Miller, he disappeared, dear
After drawing out his cash
And MacHeath spends like a sailor
Did the boy, did the boy do something rash?
Sukey Tawdry, Jenny Diver
Polly Peachum, and Lucy Brown
Oh the line forms on the right, dear
Now that Macky's back in town (x2)

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein

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This is one of the best renditions of mack the knife I ever heard.


Great song, great film full of wonderful Scouse characters and humour.Why it has never been shown on TV instead of all the endless repeats is beyond me. I had it on video and lent it to some friends several years - I'm still waiting to get it back!

Rudolph Hucker

Got a dvd of it. If I can find how to copy it would you like one?

glenn gill

Love this version which along with the Pearl Bailey / Dinah Shore (for different reasons) are my favs which I can listen to constantly. Now just need the film to be released on DVD

Tom Grier

Love her in this film: I wish I could find her performance of "Watch the Birdie" which is even better than Anita O'Day's and Martha Raye.

Chris Watson

Eh up, Northern Bird! A great version of this classic. And the irreplaceable Clarence Clemens on sax too. Sadly missed whenever I go to see Bruce and the rest of the E Street Band.


Scorching HOTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!! thanks for uploading this! Come back dear Lisa! You are missed!

Colby E

love, love, love this version. She's fantastic.

ci Baja


Ricardo Rodriguez

Que MARAVILLA de Canción, de Interpretación y de Video!!!

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