Oh the shark has fancy moves dear
And he makes it deadly clear
When a jack knife has his fin sliced
He knows it is end of the road.
When that fin drops in some soup bowl
Jolly time it is, some big deal!
Mighty beast of the deep scalped
For his bauble and left for dead!
Oh, the shark has pretty teeth dear
And he shows ’em, pearly white
Just a jack knife has Macheath dear
And he keeps it way out of sight
When that shark bites with his teeth, dear
Scarlet billows begin to spread
Fancy gloves though has Macheath dear
So there’s never, never a trace of red
On the sidewalk, one Sunday morning
Lies a body, oozin’ life
Someone’s sneaking ’round the corner
Could that someone be Mack the knife
From a tugboat, on the river going slow
A cement bag is dropping on down
You know that cement is for the weight dear
You can make a large bet Mackie’s back in town