Mack The Knife

as performed by Kurt Weill

posted by Billabong

Score Type:

Leadsheet

Score Part:

Intro

Music Style:

Standards

Instrument:

Guitar

Playing Level:

Intermediate

10
Well, the [A] shark has, [A6] pretty [Bm] teeth dear, [Bm7]
And he [E] keeps them, [E7] pearly [A] white.
Just a [F#m] jackknife, [F#m7] has old Mack [Bm] Heath dear, [Bm7]
And he [E] keeps it [E7sus4] [E7] out of [A] sight. [E7]

When the [A] shark bites, [A6] with his [Bm] teeth dear, [Bm7]
Scarlet [E] billows, [E7] start to [A] spread.
Fancy [F#m] gloves though, [F#m7] wears old Mack [Bm] Heath dear, [Bm7]
So there's [E] never, [E7sus4] [E7] a trace of [A] red. [E7]

Sunday [A] morning, [A6] on the [Bm] sidewalk, [Bm7]
Lies A [E] body, [E7] oozing [A] life.
And some one's [F#m] creeping, [F#m7] around the [Bm] corner, [Bm7]
Could that [E] someone [E7sus4] [E7] be Mack the [A] knife? [E7]

From a tug [A] boat, [A6] on the [Bm] river, [Bm7]
A ce- [E] ment bag's, [E7] dropping [A] down.
The ce- [F#m] ment's just, [F#m7] for the [Bm] weight dear, [Bm7]
Five 'll get you [E] ten, [E7sus4] [E7] old Mackys’ back in [A] town. [E7]

Louis [A] Miller, [A6] disap- [Bm] peared dear, [Bm7]
After [E] drawing, [E7] all his [A] cash.
And old Mack [F#m] Heath spends, [F#m7] like a [Bm] sailor. [Bm7]
Did our [E] boy [E7sus4] [E7] do something [A] rash? [E7]

Suky [A] Tawdry, [A6] Jenny [Bm] Diver, [Bm7]
Look out Miss [E] Lotte Lenya, [E7] and old [A] Lucy Brown.
Well, the [F#m] line forms, [F#m7] on the [Bm] right girls, [Bm7]
Now that [E] Mackys’ back in [A] town! [D] [A] [E] [A]

-----------F6-------------------Gm7
1. Oh, the shark, dear, has such teeth, babe
-------Gm7-------C9/G--------F6
and he shows them....... pearly white.
-------F/A---Abdim7---------Gm7--------------------------(play 5X353X 4X343X 3X333)
just a jack knife....has old Mackie, babe,
--------Gm---F#7-------F6--------------------------------------( 3X333 2X232X 1X021X )
and he keeps it.... out of sight.
----------------------F6
2. You know when the shark bites
---------Gm7---------------Gm7---C9/G--------F6
with his teeth, babe, scarlet billows........start to spread.
--------F/A---Abdim7------------Gm7
Fancy gloves, oh...... has old Mackie, babe,
-----------Gm7--F#7-----------------F6------C#7-----------------------------------------------------(X4342X)
So there's never........ never a trace of red.
F6 1x021x Gm7 3x3333 C9/G 3x2333

F/A 5x353x Abo7 4x343x F#7 2x232x

C#7 x4342x

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