Darin, Bobby - Mack The Knife Lyrics




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

You know when that shark bites with his teeth, babe
Scarlet billows start to spread
Fancy gloves, though, wears old Macheath, babe
So there's never, never a trace of red

Now on the sidewalk, ooh, sunny morning, uh-huh
Lies a body just oozin' life
Eek, and someone's sneakin' 'round the corner
Could that someone be Mack the Knife?

There's a tugboat down by the river, don't ya know
Where a cement bag's just a-droopin' on down
Oh, that cement is just, it's there for the weight, dear
Five'll get ya ten, old Macky's back in town

Now d'ya hear about Louie Miller? He disappeared, babe
After drawin' out all his hard-earned cash
And now Macheath spends just like a sailor
Could it be our boy's done something rash?

Now Jenny Diver, ho, ho, yeah, Sukey Tawdry
Ooh, Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Oh, the line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky's back in town

I said Jenny Diver, whoa, Sukey Tawdry
Look out to Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Yes, that line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky's back in town

Look out ol' Macky's back





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  1. Silhouetto of a Man

    So THIS is the song that inspired Mac Tonight...

  2. Hello I'm herobrine

    Sounds like mac tonight

  3. _Mooche_ [Minecraft]

    Jazz is great

  4. ZeKoL1 | زيكولاي

    Any moroccans here ?

  5. Vincent Defeo

    One of the most versatile entertainers in show businesses singer,songwriter,actor,dancer,and can play several instruments, now that a talent,aside from Elvis I say he was the best

  6. LunaDoesArt

    This was one of my grandma’s favorite songs. Every year around the time she passes away I listen to it. It always makes me cry because I think of her. My family actually played this at her wake almost seven years ago.

  7. Dakota Francis

    Dee Snider did a epic cover of this

  8. big C 73

    The killer in the song is based on Ronnie Pickering.

  9. БЛУ ХАРТ КЈУ

    The best love song ever!!!

  10. The Guy

    Is this song famous for being in a movie?

  11. Johnno55

    Great song sung by one cool dude. Gone too soon at just 37 yrs after a heart operation. RIP Bobby thx for the memories

  12. Larry Mitchell

    Old Lucy Brown

  13. Larry Mitchell

    This Song Makes You Shimmy And Shake.

  14. Hayden Woodall

    I cant wait to meet these great singers in heaven in 70 years

    Terry Kane

    There is no heaven.

  15. Johnny Bravo

    A new version of the song is being released in the UK ....to highlight all the stabbings blighting London England.....it's called black with knife..

  16. Go-go Akins

    Great song!👏👏👏👏

  17. Kevin Jacob

    Mel Gibson thinking how to stole ideas

  18. Mark Doyle

    When ever I leave this world and I'm on the way to the other side if their is one.I want this song playing and me to be singing and dancing to this song. What a way to get their.

  19. Connor Bykowski

    Louis Armstrong sings it better.

  20. Terry Kane

    This song is about a serial killer. No shit. And it's still awesome.

  21. PlayYael

    Just chance the lyrics with this

    When the clock strikes!
    Halph past six, babe!
    Time to head for Golden Lights!
    It's the good time for the graet taste, Dinnah!
    At McDonald's!
    It's Mac Tonight!
    Come On, make It Mac Tonight!

    PlayYael

    Shiet is half not halph

  22. Trying stuff with Trevor

    It’s a MAC TONIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT COME ON MAKE IT MAC TONIGHT-

    Ok I’ll stop

  23. ADAM SONNTAG

    greatest song of 2020

    Trying stuff with Trevor

    ADAM SONNTAG heller

  24. Tracie Pearce

    🎵My Dad is 86 and likes this song,that's why I have followed in his foot steps🎺

  25. Janet Bransdon

    I remember my dad singing this song when I was 4 years old. Luv you ... miss you DAD XOX. .💝💝💝

  26. Tony Puma

    1960 Listening to this tune by a Jukebox in a GI bar in Zweibrueken W. Germany.

  27. Al Zibert

    Great music , excellent times , although I was born 1967

  28. Brian Glade

    Oh that shark bait....ate that freak steak....the Wendellas down by the river dontchaknow.....and Bobbie Brooks swore at...that old.Lucy brown

  29. Philip Dressler

    Here Sarah snyder the hot potato chips

  30. Philip Dressler

    Sarah snyder never cry when she murder tards

  31. Philip Dressler

    Make r add as such

  32. Mary Truckle

    So nostalgic for me, I’d just joined the British Merchant Navy’s basic training school in Gravesend, Kent and this song was no.1 in the charts, about 1959 I think. Then at sea we used to pick up American radio and Somewhere Beyond The Sea was constantly played.... what a great singer and they certainly don’t write songs like those anymore. Cedric Truckle, Mary’s husband.

  33. Ruby Rushing

    NO ONE SINGS LIKE BOBBY DARIN HE IS ONE COOL GOOD LOOKING CAT

    Johnno55

    Ruby Rushing I beg to differ. Have you heard of Elvis Presley ? He was the epitome of cool & charisma. Bobby was pretty cool too though

  34. Elsa Leon

    ♥ ♥ ♥

  35. Sara Cole

    Thanks for the post.

  36. Varyll

    Who’s here after reading *Lesson of the Evil* ?

  37. James Mayo

    Many have performed that song but no know one like Bobby Derin.

  38. Vincent

    unbelievable anyone

  39. Sean

    Oh moon man

  40. Sean

    Who came here for mactonight fnaf fangame

  41. Sean

    When. You knowed what mactonight was based on

  42. Eliza Beth

    There was time you couldn't play this

  43. Mark Hilbert Rossetti

    Liza May Minnelli , Judy Garland.

  44. Aleja Rios

    M A C T O N I G H T

  45. Lucy Potato

    Thanx Armidillo! So cool!

  46. Drum Obsession

    Hoo’s hear?

  47. Ruby Roberts

    Oh hell no

  48. Kenny Lido

    Well, I came across this song in a very different way from you guys in the comments. Growing up as a young Hispanic kid in NYC, I grew up to enjoy a Latino song that is Loosely based on this great song. The name of The Song is Pedro Navaja and its composed by Ruben Blades.  Check it out, its fantastic! And to top it all off, there is a great Mexican movie by the same name starring Andrés García. LONG LIVE PEDRO NAVAJA / MACK THE KNIFE!

  49. R. Severino

    WESTLIFE Brought me here (ALLOW US TO BE FRANK Album)..

  50. woodencoins808

    Oh the shark, babe
    Has such teeth, dear
    And he shows them
    Pearly white
    Just a jackknife
    Has old Macheath, babe
    And he keeps it
    Out of sight

    You know when that shark bites
    With his teeth, babe
    Scarlet billows
    Start to spread
    Fancy gloves, though
    Wears ol' Macheath, babe
    So there's never, never a trace of red

    Now, on the side walk, ooh Sunday morning, uh huh
    Lies a body just oozing life. EEK!
    And someone's sneaking round the corner
    Could that someone be Mack the Knife?

    There's a tugboat down by the river, don't you know
    Where a cement bag's just a drooping on down
    Oh that cement is just, it's there for the weight, dear
    Five'll get ya ten, ol' Mackie's back in town

    Now did ya hear 'bout Louie Miller?
    He disappeared, babe
    After drawing out all his hard earned cash
    And now Macheath spends, just like a sailor
    Could it be, our boy's done something rash?

    Now, Jenny Diver, Suky Tawdry
    Oh, Miss Lotte Lenya, and ol' Lucy Brown
    Oh the line forms on the right, babe
    Now that Mackie's back in town

    I said, Jenny Diver, oh Suky Tawdry
    Look out, Miss Lotte Lenya, and ol' Lucy Brown
    Yes, that line forms on the right, babe
    Now that Mackie's back in town
    Look out ol'

    Terrasse Du Sud

    woodencoins808 999

  51. Heikki Virtanen

    Unbelievable Song ;)

    PumpedUpBricks

    More like Max the knife!

  52. Benjamín Gabela Moreno

    El video mas aburrido del mundo

  53. A T

    From this to Moonman.

  54. John Rogan

    One of the best pop recordings of all time. A complete triumph.

  55. K. voo

    I know a few dogs named Maggie, so when I approach them, O Maggie is back in town.....

  56. Catherine de soignie

    This is from Wikipedia


    A Moritat is a medieval version of the murder ballad performed by strolling minstrels. In The Threepenny Opera, the Moritat singer with his street organ introduces and closes the drama with the tale of the deadly Mackie Messer, or Mack the Knife, a character based on the dashing highwayman Macheath in John Gay's The Beggar's Opera (who was in turn based on the historical thief Jack Sheppard). The Brecht-Weill version of the character was far more cruel and sinister and has been transformed into a modern anti-hero.

    The play opens with the Moritat singer comparing Macheath (unfavorably) with a shark and then telling tales of his crimes: arson, robbery, rape, murder.

    The song was a last-minute addition that was inserted before its premiere in 1928 because Harald Paulsen, the actor who played Macheath, demanded that Brecht and Weill add another number that would more effectively introduce his character.[1] However, Weill and Brecht decided the song should not be sung by Macheath himself, opting instead to write the song for a street singer in keeping with the Moritat tradition. At the premiere, the song was sung by Kurt Gerron, who played Police Chief Brown. Weill intended the Moritat to be accompanied by a barrel organ, which was to be played by the singer.[2] At the premiere, though, the barrel organ failed, and the pit orchestra (a jazz band) had to quickly provide the accompaniment for the street singer.[3]

    Und der Haifisch, der hat Zähne,
    Und die trägt er im Gesicht.
    Und Macheath, der hat ein Messer,
    Doch das Messer sieht man nicht.

    And the shark, it has teeth,
    And it wears them in the face.
    And Macheath, he has a knife,
    But the knife can't be seen.

  57. magprob

    This is quite the song. It modulates on every verse.

  58. Jolly Rockstar

    Mac Tonight

  59. J Hill

    *sarc* Who is this Darin guy? He sounds like a cheap ripoff of Mike Buble!

    K. voo

    J Hill, what plant are you from??

    Jay G

    J Hill, your name must be Shirley because you surely must jest.

    Micheal Little

    You throw out Buble.. this is what you know is nothing,

  60. Cynthia Sofokles

    Mac s got all the money

  61. Shaun Kelly-Kenyon

    its about vig and payments ya fucks, aint nothin pretty about it

  62. Elodie Bastard

    So...Pedro navaja anyone?

  63. Daniel Edwards

    One of my favourites always brings a smile :)

  64. Johnny H.

    Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear
    And it shows them pearly white
    Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe
    And he keeps it, ah, out of sight
    Ya know when that shark bites with his teeth, babe
    Scarlet billows start to spread
    Fancy gloves, oh, wears old MacHeath, babe
    So there's never, never a trace of red
    Now on the sidewalk, huh, huh, whoo sunny morning, un huh
    Lies a body just oozin' life, eek
    And someone's sneakin' 'round the corner
    Could that someone be Mack the Knife?
    There's a tugboat, huh, huh, down by the river don'tcha know
    Where a cement bag's just a'drooppin' on down
    Oh, that cement is for, just for the weight, dear
    Five'll get ya ten old Macky's back in town
    Now d'ja hear 'bout Louie Miller? He disappeared, babe
    After drawin' out all his hard-earned cash
    And now MacHeath spends just like a sailor
    Could it be our boy's done somethin' rash?
    Now Jenny Diver, ho, ho, yeah, Sukey Tawdry
    Ooh, Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
    Oh, that line forms on the right, babe
    Now that Macky's back in town
    I said Jenny Diver, whoa, Sukey Tawdry
    Look out to Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
    Yes, that line forms on the right, babe
    Now that Macky's back in town
    Look out, old Macky's back

  65. Aigis Metis

    Cmon, how could this guy rip off that awesome McDonalds commercial with Mac Tonight?!?!

    Sean

    Nah mcdonalds ripped it off and turn it into mactonight it was the opposite you see

  66. Marcus Blackwell

    Did u know McDonald's got sued for making a parody of this without Bobby's son's permission?

    Sean

    Yeah and thats the end of mactonight

  67. Thomas Gill

    The crap they sing today can never compare with the songs of yesterday.

    George M

    I agree with you, Thomas - not one single so-called "song" from this day could ever compete with a classic such as this.

    Thomas Gill

    @George M George, you're so right.

    Troy Uhhh

    Real boomer hours

    Synicallous

    @Troy Uhhh MUSIC NOWADAYS IS NOTHING BUT WIGGLES IN THE AIR ALL MUSIC WAS GODTIER WHEN KIDS COULD GET POLIO

    Idont Know

    Music is subjective

  68. kurty Bumbum

    Dec 2019 but still playing this 😊

  69. Brandon Studios

    Mac tonight = Mack the knife
    McDonald’s copied a song about a serial killer

  70. dave lowthian

    This was my dad's favourite record he went to see it when it was first performed it was in Liverpool... Don't you dare YouTube

  71. Imaweirdpisces

    This is a lot slower than Ann Margret’s version of this

  72. bruce robbins

    The poor arranger is not given credit for what he does by a lot of people. The arranger on Bobby's first few albums was Richard "Dick" Wess, and much of the magic of these albums, like "Beyond the Sea", and this one can be credited to his great arrangements for Bobby.



    The same goes for Peter Matz, Streisand's arranger on her first few albums. Great arrangements.

  73. Travis Holland

    So THAT'S where Mack from Super Mario RPG got his name!

  74. Alex Ramirez

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=167&v=_QXJ3OXWaOY&feature=emb_logo

  75. Martin Ramirez Mi5

    Mac Tonight. Come on get Mac Tonight!

  76. My Username is Pointlessly Long and Intimidating

    Nice lyrics.

  77. jhonn LEYTON

    The best song’s

  78. Karl Elder

    First 45 rpm record I ever bought, Rode my Bicycle 4 miles to Northgate.

  79. pagano

    Awesome!Great!

  80. AllGuts NoGlory

    I thought this was a song played on Cruise Ships. o.O Oh well, fun song.

  81. otaku69 elbugs69

    Mac Tonight

  82. Regan 38

    Unbelievable brought me here

  83. Missy Grando

    This was a Wheel of Fortune puzzle solution.

  84. Louie Salardino

    This is music you can wear

  85. George Skinner

    This song is from a German musical and done entirely in German. The title was 3 penny opera. Written well before WW2.
    look it up. The 1920's I believe.

    Vonnie T

    Just so cool 😎😘

    Kurt Meyer

    So true. I am a first generation born American. My omi and opa (grandmother / grandfather) would sing this in German when I was a kinder (child) in the 60's. It's actually from the 1930's

  86. John Herb

    Such a classic.

  87. U. B.

    Takashi Miike bought me here

  88. Lisa Fury

    Excellence 💋

  89. JJC Jr

    Jack the Ripper

  90. Julie Weeks

    jewlrey

  91. Tony Ragotti

    It's a great tune

  92. Dean Maker

    This song is about the mafia always use cement to get rid of a person.

  93. julius ochoa

    C'MON MAKE IT MAC TONIGHT!

  94. No One

    Richard Weiss was the conductor, for those who are curious. Took a while for me to find out who was the conductor, not to step Bobby Darin aside, as he was talented in his own right.

  95. Ron Myers

    My niece and I were at a restaurant waiting in the lounge for our table to be ready. A young man was on stage singing jazz stuff just like this. In-between songs I yelled out do you know Mack the Knife? He didn't even look up but just reached over and flip the switch and he was off on this great song. I'll never forget it lot of fun that night.

  96. Griffin Edwards

    Wow, killer tune!

  97. Old dirty bastard

    Sounds like Bubblé