Robbie Williams - Mack The Knife Lyrics




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

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

On the sidewalk, oh Sunday morning don't you know
Lies a body just oozing life
And someone's sneaking around the corner
Could that be our boy Mack the knife?

From a tug boat down by the river don't you know
Lays a cement bag just dropping on down
That cement's there, it's there for the weight, dear
Five will get you ten ol' Macky's back in town

Did you 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 done something rash?

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

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

Look out ol' Macky is back, wow!





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Robbie Williams Mack The Knife Comments
  1. PIETRO MERCURY

    Beat Swing singer. Bublè copied the way to success. Unparalleled. ✌️

  2. Adrian Gomez

    Muy buena versión ... Grande ... Robbie !!! Moritat

  3. El señor Palomo68

    Someone in 2020

  4. Michael Pertold

    berthold brecht meckie messer best version from Louis Armstong! But also good from him.

  5. Ridhwan Piyul

    Oh the shark has pretty teeth dear
    And he shows them pearly white
    Just a jackknife has 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 Macheath dear
    So there's not a trace of red
    On the side walk Sunday mornin'
    Lies a body oozing life
    Someone sneakin' round the corner
    Is that someone Mack the Knife
    From a tugboat by the river
    A cement bag's droppin' down
    The cement's just for the weight dear
    Bet'ya Mackies back in town
    Louie Miller disappeared dear
    After drawing out his cash
    And Macheath spends like a sailor
    Did our boy do something rash
    Suky Tawdry, Jenny Diver
    Polly Peachum, Lucy Brown
    Oh the line forms on the right dears
    Now that Mackies back in town
    Oh the shark has pretty teeth dear
    And he shows them pearly white
    Just a jackknife has Macheath dear
    And he keeps it out of sight
    Just a jackknife has Macheath dear
    And he keeps it out of sight

  6. Nicola Piazza

    Malgrado tutti gli aiuti fonici dei tempi moderni ha rovinato una grande canzone,pure stonato,non si può proprio sentire...Frank Sinatra dopo averla sentita ha fatto 10 giravolte dentro la sua tomba.

  7. Igor VG

    Can't say Robbie is bad here but Bobby Darin (or Kevin Spacey) version a way way better.

  8. Christine Griffin

    Merci à celui ou celle qui aime mon commentaire

  9. Christine Griffin

    J’écoute en 2019 indémodable

  10. Derek Richardson

    Nailed it.

  11. Trudi Dixon

    Fabulous charisma. Still, please listen to The Master -Francis Albert Sinatra.

  12. Igor VG

    Can't say Robbie is bad here but a version of Bobby Darin(or Kevin Spacey) sounds a lot better.

  13. Xavier Allen

    Here’s what Robbie should’ve sang: “Oh the shark bites with his teeth dear. And then Oscar, kicked his butt(bottom)”

  14. Joel Rausch

    He kinda looks like Hunter Biden....

  15. Jaime Martínez Sánchez

    Great show... but he is not Sinatra

    betty boo

    He isn't trying to be Sinatra but he is just as talented.

  16. MARYes

    Fantastico 😍

  17. Eduardo Ochoa Rodríguez

    Me gusta esa cancion

    Eduardo Ochoa Rodríguez

    Me gusta

  18. rosie77881

    Fantastic voice, excellent performance

  19. John Caithness

    Not many men got the vocals or swag to do the classics. Robbie does it and makes it look easy

  20. Diethard Michael Meyer

    He is a Killer! Wow

  21. Dieter Lindermann

    that spin 02:59 its so op.

  22. layla grant

    Aww shit

  23. Jorge Bravo

    good but i prefer kevin spacey

    betty boo

    Not many people saying that these days.

  24. leteveryoneknow

    Only 2.9k likes! This performance deserves much more

  25. pam

    Yet another classic slaughtered,by a poor singer.

  26. Alex Butcher

    my favourite piece is the fact that theres an autocue at the back!

  27. Maru Briones

    I don’t understand why this concert is not on spotify, is such a great concert

  28. Scientific scotsman

    people are moaning at how the crowd is clapping wrong, they aren't he's singing wrong and they are trying to keep his same pace it's just that he's so disconnected from the music and going at his own pace that nobody but the orchestra themselves can actually stay in the right time, I hate this!

  29. Moritz

    Bertolt Brecht would turn over in his grave if he'd hear that

  30. Kieren Jerrett

    Terrible cover of a legendary song

  31. havanese37

    In my book, the best interpretation I have heard of that song still is Bobby Darin.

    Russell White

    For those who know history, Louie Armstrong wrote and sang Mac the Knife. Bobby Darin like all the rest were pirate copy cat's

    Kim Andrew Mendoza

    @Russell White Louis Armstrong did not write mack the knife. It was originally composed by Kurt Weill with Bertolt Brecht as the lyricist for the german play The Threepenny Opera.

  32. # LUFLO

    He is not made for this🥺

  33. Patricia Portugal

    What a sexy man!! Who else listening in 2019?

    Cliff Kool

    No, i'm from the future! 5201 is my homeyear, baby!

  34. Alfonso Minondo Iriarte

    I would like to notice that Robbie was wrong putting the pictures of the Rat Pack while he sang this one in Bobby Darin´s style. Sinatra himself said that Bobby´s one was the final version of this old 1920´s German song. Frank only recorded this one in 1984. I love the Rat Pack, love this version too... but we ust be fair with the big Bobby Darin and what he did, unfortunately he left us pretty soon before his 40s in 1973. You can check it in "Beyond the Sea", 2004 Kevin Spacey film about his life :)

    jasong146

    Sinatra recorded Mack the Knife 3 times. 1984, a remake in 1986 that replaced the 1984 one in the LA is My Lady album, and the definitive 1994 version with Jimmy Buffet in Duets.

  35. Poësis 1978

    Very very very very very good

  36. Freddy Ibarra

    Excellent version!, though I prefer the one by Louis Armstrong.

  37. Goldis6

    My favourite version of this song, his voice is fantastic!

  38. ureckn so

    Robby at his best

  39. Chris Trinder

    This would be a great number for the Wynn in June Robbie 😁 Excellent!

  40. Marcos Esteban

    I wish he continues singing the great standards!

  41. ian cale

    His voice not for standard. Very far to Sinatra and Darin. Sal the voice is better

  42. Sofia Cortijo

    Que hermoso!!!

  43. Jeff Robertson

    one, 👏🏻TWO👏🏻, three, 👏🏻FOUR👏🏻 🤦🏼‍♂️

  44. 濱本亜紀

    So sexy

  45. Lena Tilk

    It’s 2019 and this is still the most wonderful, spectacular, artistic, entertaining and emotional concert I’ve ever seen. Robbie, please do this again sometime soon!
    We miss YOU doing this exact style of music!

  46. hazel evans

    Best cover ever

  47. Michał Bawor

    Gregoire = You are = Heaven my dreams of my heart = You kiss all secrets = you are = in your thoughts I think = I am = drown = beautiful = all worlds = you gave = mi = my senses in melting you = heaven all the love for you = Ale = you made = heaven = My Heart =

  48. Rhigo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RkwwM0zMaw

  49. elusive1970

    This is the first Robbie Williams video I've watched. Holy cow that was pure FIRE! Nice to see Bruce Willis conducting the orchestra too. lol

  50. pamelafega

    Vegas 2019!

  51. alan fox

    I watched the concert on BBC one years ago I think around Xmas holidays period.

  52. Darren Heat

    You nailed it Rob. 👍

  53. Jesus Caballero

    Un genio de la música robby willians .. No hay tiempo ni espacio para una gran interpretación

    carla sanchez

    Sin duda. Una pena que esté tan flipao.

  54. Roland de pous

    HILDEGARD KNEF NR. 1
    MACK THE KNIFE
    ROBBIE WILLIAMS NR. 2

  55. Bella Bella

    He looks like Ted Bundy here😬 Bobby Darin did it best, nice cover.

  56. Bernard Milhau

    fascinant quel artiste !!!!! la classe pourquoi nous avons des caves chez nous ????

  57. Alan Imlah

    ACE track better than old blue eyes, Frank Sinatra and refers to a gangster whom the infamous KRAY brothers new. well done Robbie.

  58. Jonathan Dilger

    rip Bobby Darin.

  59. André Contreras

    I can't see any photo of Bobby Darin, where are they?

  60. cherokeephil

    I did this parody of Gilligan's Island's lyrics to Mack the Knife's music - https://youtu.be/ZWGohEXgI-4

  61. 문영근

    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

  62. Marcus Tapi

    Love this always smiling guy

  63. Francis Alan Beattie

    Brilliant. My next number.

  64. annika jaopo

    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. Issac Arellano

    Bobby did better

    Laurentius Lavrenti

    Issac Arellano No he didn’t

    Kim Andrew Mendoza

    @Laurentius Lavrenti yes he did

    Laurentius Lavrenti

    Kim Andrew Mendoza No, Robbie was amazing during this performance

    Kim Andrew Mendoza

    @Laurentius Lavrenti I guess it all comes down to personal preferences. To me, Bobby's version is the definitive one. Robbie's voice is great, but it just feels really odd to me hearing him sing this song for some reason.

  66. Michelle louise Raynor

    Which one is it where Robbie Williams n Michael buble sing together on stage

  67. Neil Foord

    He did great that night and seemed humble at the same time.

    Laurentius Lavrenti

    Neil Foord miss this robbie williams, today is viewed as a "has been clown" trying to live off his old music

  68. ベーシストたいぽん

    I like this sound!

  69. ken d

    Classic example of one great performer paying homage to another great of the past, Mr. B. Darin!!!!

  70. Lizabeth Gussman

    No picture of Bobby Darin? Or did I miss it?

  71. nopek kyivka

    Alles passt, tollste Leistung des Robbie Williams, Orchester, Sänger, Performance, Ausstrahlung bestens, Rob schlank und gut aussehend !!! Die Augen strahlend !
    Mack Knife hat er super dargeboten.

  72. heavensent179

    Very talented

  73. Brian White -Music Educator

    Arggg! The audience is clapping on 1 and 3.

    feltbeatfan

    It hurts in every jazzman's ears...

    sissy lou

    I know what you mean.

    Luis de leon

    yep, it sucks!

  74. Jesus Caballero

    perfecta su interpretación tranportandonos a los 50s saca la navaja . robby Williams gran gran intérprete

  75. 1p4142136

    Cool! I was there! Seems like it was yesterday. Nice memories.

  76. Lavinia Donati

    Wonderful versione. My fav

  77. Mambo JazzBop

    On 2:17 Paquito D rivera at the saxophone ?

  78. Jared ferat hermida

    HELLO YES

  79. Grimm Fan

    Talented That.

  80. Julie Kiely

    Sooooo cool

  81. Abdullah Azhar

    Well sung !

  82. kevin allcock

    the robsta is the real deal , love him .

  83. Abigail Muñoz

    Cada que lo veo me vuelvo a enamorar de él, de su talentosa voz y su gran carisma... Lo amo

  84. Najey Rifai

    Props to that drummer. Real charisma.

  85. francesco sacco

    qualsiasi persona che fa sta canzone a modo suo e' spettacolareee

  86. たかやなぎ高柳

    magnifysent

  87. phoenix Rheon

    Perfection

  88. hazel evans

    My favourite version

  89. Sarah Hill

    My grandad's funeral song ❤️ miss him so much

  90. Rudy Schneer

    Masterpiece all around.
    Conductor, orchestra players, singer Robbie Williams, and the Londoners crowd
    eating it up, at Royal Albert Hall.

  91. Melody Grey

    The ultimate performer

    hotfudge61

    He is incredibly talented

    Juris Raudulis

    Michael Buble nuff said

    Dorian Williams

    I like Michael Buble in interviews and he's a good singer, but he has virtually no range in style or pitch.

    John Caithness

    Robbie kicks his ass

  92. Alpolo007

    Kevin Spacey did it better.

  93. Dovercast Brandon

    I like he put in his own style, and a very good one. I still prefer to sing and listen to Bobby's.

  94. Andreas Hoppe

    What a fantastic arrangement this is. It's not easy to write and arrange music for jazz orchestra, that takes lots of skill and practice … I'm writing arrangements for jazz ensembles too, but this one is on a whole different level IMO. That's simply great quality music and a stunning performance.

    Marcaw V

    I couldn't agree more. its prob been a while but I hope your music career goes well c:

    Derek Almeida

    It's too bad that the lead vocalist does a robotic, completely uninspired rendition of this song though.

    Alisa Reimann

    Haha are you deaf and blind? Man, he CAN sing and hes is a true entertainer!

  95. Helen Annemarie

    Does anyone know what key and tempo this is in? I'm auditioning for the Threepenny Opera <3

    Andreas Hoppe

    +Annie Leonhardt The piece definitively starts in Cmaj (the first chords being a C6 with Bass playing C and G alternating… C6 -Dm6 - G7- C6) but it's consitantly modulating to Db maj, then to D maj, Eb maj, E maj and finishes in F major. I assume the time signature might be 2/2 at the beginning, halfnote being around 80-90bpm.

  96. Alicia Dincau

    Que maravilla!!!, excelente interpretación.!

  97. Marilisa Cioffi

    i love you

  98. estudiantemedico

    Bruce Willis is a good Orchestra director.

    Meena Mehta

    estudiantemedico

    gizmog

    three years ago you won the internet that day... LOL

    Fábio roberto echterhoff

    kkkkk ver well

    MARYes

    😂😂😂😂

    El señor Palomo68

    Hahahaha