Mack The Knife Lyrics

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams - Mack The Knife Lyrics


Oh the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear,
And he shows them, pearly white,
Just a jackknife has MacHeath, babe,
And he keeps it, out of sight,

Ya know when that shark bites with his teeth, dear,
Scarlet billows start to spread,
Fancy gloves, oh, its old MacHeath, babe,
So there's never, never a trace of red

On the sidewalk, oh, Sunday morning, dontcha know,
Lies a body just oozin' life,
And someone's sneakin' 'round the corner,
Could that be our boy, Mack the knife?

From a tug boat, down by the river, dontcha know,
There's a cement bag just dropping on down,
That cement's there, it's there for the weight, dear,
Five'll get ya ten old Mack, he's back in town

D'ja hear 'bout Louie Miller, he disappeared, baby,
After drawing out all, his hard-earned cash,
And now MacHeath spends, he spends just like a, like a sailor,
Could it be, could it be, could it be, our boy's done something rash?

Now Jenny Diver, oh Sukey Tawdry,
Look out Miss Lotte Lenya, and ole Lucy Brown,
Yeah, the line forms on the right, babe,
Now that Macky's back in town

I said Jenny Diver, woah, oh Sukey Tawdry,
Look out Miss Lotte Lenya, and ole Lucy Brown,
Yeah the line forms on the right, babe,
Now that Macky's, back in town...

Look out, old Macky is back, wow!

Song & Lyrics Facts

Robbie Williams' rendition of the classic song Mack The Knife was released on October 11th, 1999 as part of his second solo album, Sing When You're Winning. This version was written by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht with additional lyrics from Marc Blitzstein, and was produced by Guy Chambers and Steve Power.

Robbie is backed up by a full band on this track, including backing vocals from the legendary Petula Clark. The lyrics tell the story of Macheath, an infamous criminal in Victorian London who goes around causing mayhem while evading capture. The song has become one of Robbie's most popular tracks, having been covered by many artists since it first came out.

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