–  Mack the Knife –
m Kurt Weill, w Bertholt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein
from The Threepenny Opera, 1928
(Ella's Live in Berlin version)

. . . . . . . A6 . . . . . . . . . Bm7
Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear
. . . . . . . E9 . . . . . . . . . . . A6
And he shows 'em, pearly white
. . . . . F#m7 . . . . . . . . . . Bm7
Just a jack knife has Macheath, dear
 . . . . . . E47 . . . E7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . A6
And he keeps it, keeps it way out of sight

Oh, the shark bites with his teeth, dear
Scarlet billows start to spread
Fancy gloves though, wears Macheath dear
So there's not, not a trace of red

On a Sunday, Sunday morning
Lies a body, oozin' life
Someone's sneaking 'round the corner
Tell me could it be, could it be, could it be
Mack the Knife?

Oh, what's the next chorus? To this song, now
This is the one, now I don't know
But it was a swinging tune And its a hit tune
So we tried to do Mack The Knife

Ah, Louis Miller ... Oh, something about cash
Yeah, Miller, he was spending that trash
And Macheath dear, he spends like a sailor
Tell me, tell me, tell me
Could that boy do, something rash

Oh Bobby Darin, and Louis Armstrong
They made a record, oh but they did
And now Ella, Ella, and her fellas
We're making a wreck, what a wreck
Of Mack The Knife

{Louis Armstrong imitation}
Oh Sookie Taudry, bah bah bah nop do bo de do
bah bah bah nop do bo de do
Just a jack knife has Macheath, dear
And do bo bo bah bah bah nop do bo de do {}

So, you've heard it; Yes, we've swung it
And we tried to, Yes, we sung it
You won't recognize it, It's a surprise hit
This tune, called Mack The Knife

And so we leave you, in Berlin town
Yes, we've swung old Mack
We've swung old Mack in town
For the Darin fans,
And for the Louis Armstrong fans, too
We told you look out, look out, look out
Old Macheath's back in town