Treasure Island

Bertolt Brecht

(10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956 / Augsburg)

Mack the Knife


Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear
And he shows them pearly white.
Just a jack knife has Macheath, dear
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  • Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (1/11/2006 12:16:00 PM)

    i'll be damned, Herr Brecht did write this after all along with composer Kurt Weill. a great tune most classically recorded by Bobby Darin.

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