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Mack the knife

The popular song Mack the knife , tells the story of Mac Heath: robber, murderer, rapist and arsonist. Visit this link and find the answers to the following questions:

  1. Who wrote this song in 1928?
  2. Who made it popular in the 1950s, in the US?

The following video clip shows a live performance of the song by Robbie Williams:

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Oh the shark babe has such teeth, dear
And he shows them white
Just a jack has MacHeath, babe
And he keeps it way out of
You know when the shark bites with his teeth, dear
Scarlet billows start to
Fancy gloves though wears MacHeath, dear
So there's not never ever a trace of
On the sidewalk, Oh; Sunday morning don't you know?
Lies a body oozing
Someone's sneaking round the
Could that be our boy, Mack the knife?
There's a tug boat ah ha, down by the river don't you know?
with a cement bag just dropping on
The cement's there, is just for the weight, dear
Five will get you ten old Macky is back in
Louie Miller disappeared, dear
After drawing out his
And MacHeath spends like a sailor
Could it be our boy had done something ?
Sukey Tawdry, Jenny Diver
Polly Peachum, Lucy Brown
Oh the line forms on the right, dear
Now that Mack is back in town

 

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