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Mack The Knife by Kurt Weill
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    The Ballad Of Mack The Knife (Der Moritat Von Mackie Messer)
    Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht
    From the play "The Threepenny Opera" (1928)
    Standard Tuning
    Chords for the first 2 lines of every verse (with high note for singing reference)
    C6Dm
    Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear, 
    G9C6
    And he shows them pearly white; 
    AmDm7
    Just a jack-knife has Macheath, dear, 
    Dm7C6
    And he keeps it out of sight! 
    C6Dm
    When the shark bites with his teeth, dear, 
    G9C6
    Scarlet billows start to spread; 
    AmDm7
    Fancy gloves, though, wears Macheath, dear, 
    Dm7C6
    So there's not a trace of red! 
    C6Dm
    On the sidewalk Sunday morning 
    G9C6
    Lies a body oozing life; 
    AmDm7
    Someone sneaking 'round the corner; 
    Dm7C6
    Is that someone Mack the Knife? 
    C6Dm
    From a tugboat by the river, 
    G9C6
    A cement bag's dropping down; 
    AmDm7
    The cement's just for the weight, dear; 
    Dm7C6
    Bet ya Mackie's back in town! 
    C6Dm
    Louie Miller disappeared, dear, 
    G9C6
    After drawing out his cash, 
    AmDm7
    And Macheath spends like a sailor; 
    Dm7C6
    Did our boy do something rash? 
    C6Dm
    Suky Tawdry, Jenny Diver, 
    G9C6
    Polly Peachum, Lucy Brown; 
    AmDm7
    Oh, the line forms on the right, dears, 
    Dm7C6
    Now that Mackie's back in town! 
    C6Dm
    Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear, 
    G9C6
    And he shows them pearly white; 
    AmDm7
    Just a jack-knife has Macheath, dear, 
    Dm7C6
    And he keeps it out of sight! 
    AmDm7
    Just a jack-knife has Macheath, dear, 
    Slow down
    Dm7C6
    And he keeps it out of sight!