Well, the shark has pretty teeth dear,
And he keeps them pearly white
Just a jackknife has old 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 old MacHeath dear,
So there's never a trace of red
Sunday morning on the sidewalk,
Lies a body oozing life
And some one's creeping around the corner,
Could that some one be Mack the knife?
From a tug boat on the river
A cement bag's dropping down
The cement's just for the weight dear,
Five'll get you ten ol' Macky's back in town
Louis Miller disappeared dear,
After drawing all his cash
And old MacHeath spends like a sailor -
Did our boy do someting rash?
Suky Tawdry, Jenny Diver,
Look out, Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Well, the line forms on the right girls,
Now that Macky's back in town!