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bobby darin
mack the knife
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difficulty: intermediate



Mack the Knife:Bobby Darin, '59. (easy version). Somebody asked

me about this song a while back - I've now just come across

the original version. I've 'easied' it up so beginners

can enjoy it too. The experts can jazz it up their ownselves.

You can throw a lot of different licks into it

and make it sound pretty good. KK.

  C                           Dm

1.Oh the shark bites with his teeth dear,

       G7                 C

And he shows them, pearly white.

       Am                 Dm

Just a jack-knife has old Mack Heath babe,

       G7             C

And he keeps it outta sight.

   NC                 C                    Dm

2. You know when that shark bites with his teeth, babe,

        G7               C

Scarlet billows start to spread,

      Am                         Dm

Fancy gloves, though, wears Mack Heath babe,

           G7                      C

So there's never, never a trace of red.

              C                      Dm

3. Now on the sidewalk, oh on Sunday morning (don't ya know)

       G7                C

Lies a body, just oozin' life,

                Am                  Dm

Yeah, someone's sneakin' 'round the corner,

           G7                  C

Could that someone be Mack the Knife?

            C                   Dm

4.There's a tugboat down by the river, (don't 'cha know?)

       G7                             C

With a cement bag, just-a droopin' on down.

         Am                     Dm

Oh, that cement is just for the weight, dear,

               G        G7               C

Five'll get ya ten ol' Mackie's back in town.

          C                 

5.Now you heard about Louie Miller,

      Dm                    G7                        

He disappeared, babe, after drawin' out,

        C

All his hard earned cash.

             Am                    Dm

And now Mack he spends just like a sailor,

         G7                          C

Could it be our boy's done somethin' rash?

            C                 Dm

6.Now Jenny Diver, oh, Sookey Tawdry,

      G7                   C

Polly Peachum and old Lucy Brown,

       Am                Dm

Oh the line forms on the right, babe,

             G7               C

Now that old Mackie's back in town.

REPEAT 6th VERSE and ADD:

C

Now that old Mackie's Back!

A golden oldie from Kraziekhat!



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