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(From "THE THREE PENNY OPERA'')

MACK THE KNIFE
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e 1955 WEILL-BRECHT-HARMS

© 1928 UNIVERSAL EDITION CO., INC. Renewal Rights Assigned to the KURT WEILL FOUNDATION FOR MUSIC. BERT BRECHT and Edward and Josephine Davis. as Executors of the ESTATE OF MARC BLlTZSTEIN This arrangement e 1995 All Rights Reserved

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1."...:. . .. ..ner. Mack the Knife .159 ~ 4~ E~l1 L I A~6 C7 (~9) .haps t..4 PF9505 .. I .. A~maj9 ~. i- ......_" ..' . E~l1 I I I '* I...S.. Both: could that some- ( I t. I ~ :1 t.: From a I - " tug j ~ ( ( II ..1.. ~ .... .... 1 11 . t.J .J I r sneak-in' 'round that cor.J . q.J "~. go-in' slow.11 .. .. • · (· .J .J ..:1 v I ( · · q-J Verse 4: A6 I j ~ ..J #-.. • i f:.... . I t I . -.Y ooz - ing life..: Some-one's ( ~ t... . ~ _. > ) . ~~ El3 I • I~ .... -.J I :: ::: ~ Fm7 I I I -... -J J.J - be Mack the Knife? ... .. ~ .. ~ B~m7 I I I ~ -. .. B. per ..J..... boat • I I -• Bm7 .J • If · · ~ . q-.. q. -.- Fi• I I I F. ~ ~.~i -. -:J_ .. ...chance- .... bod.. · · I oJ (.... .. 1.J .. I • ... . . -:....J • on-- the riv-er... -I -I • "7 If .q 1 fI- :t -J ~. - I one per.. • «: "l1 • ..

. I :J Bm7 I .S.L ~ ~ -. is for the weight..9" t: .: he My man.. Mil-Ier. · · · :J ..J cresco . ~ F#m7 ~ ~ (· · l Jl. B... V '.pin' down. is drop. . l!o I... .. J.. .J .. B. you can make a large bet ##- that bum's in town.5 PF9505 • " ~ -. ~ Lou . " h I mf t -I . l jj.ie L. - ment. q• -I-=-~--J i "iL t · · u ~" Mack the Knife..-.. q '. " Adim7 11 <. . . l ~~ :> f) I I ~. " ~ ~ q~ ~ Ell -.1: If ..~ " " • b I J.. . u .: (spoken): Yeah. If.160 ~~~ f) Ell ~ ~. he's in town! ~ f) t .. ~ -..J - .c...!_. -'. r I I know. A6 F.. .ment bag.. Jl.... 10.~ -41' -I~i5 1'1 " -~. ~~ ..J .. B. #. f) t -t ... - ( · · l t) " #-. ~ .L ~ f) ~ . 7 q~ ~ A6 (· · l .J dear. l Jl.:::. F7 I l I I F.~.. l!o f) 1.: You ~ oJ :J q:J C#7 (~9) " " ... ce l I tJ .: a ce.1 J.that ... split the scene.S. -. . -t t -t ~ ~ q I~j.11 ..J B~6 • ~ Verse 5: ~ l!o I.> ~.: l jj...

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1 - an .. ~ ~~ G#m7 r I I 1"'-1 f) ~ I ( I ~~ ..: Oh- I ~ you do...I ... It !J .J -..J ~-. _. '''''. . ~ I I It. nice.. B. .11 .-- 111" -j" -j" "j": . It..._c..j .J q-...1 PF9505 ~ . q-.._ _ . I ~ ..y-thing I new. They all sang it I""'- f) -i t · (· ..in.la I too.J ~ ~ .- . - f ~ ~ ~ ~ ...... -. J.1\ J yes .by Dar.::: f:'r.S.. r F..~ . -j" · · I II " F#ll ~ .J .r.. ~~ qm7 I F#ll tJ with so I much feel I - r=r ~?P _.162 I ~~ r-- 3 -----.:::::.na add- \ ~ . .i Ll ...I • • . '- · (· I " '1'1" -. C#m7 F#ll (+JB') . q-. I.. .t\ .. .J ~ G13 I .._..j . tJ strong. La. I qm7 I It. ~ ...: I -. I . Bob .J Verse 7: C6 B6 ~~ ~ b tJ I 1. 'I\' -..: .. " • .: :. I I I But when this I. he ain't gon.J ~ B6 I ~ .J ~ It. -i . ... ..~. -.L.. .. .dy- -... r I I r I mg. big fat \ I j ~ 1""'""""1 I f) '-" t >- - """"'" b -i -i ~... that 01' Blue Eyes. they did this song I ( ( j ~ r--3-----. tJ SJ t t -j. EI..:1iIJ '~ t ~1 iJ' P' t t · II ~ Mack the Knife . ..

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be-cause .C..'- · · .. I 1":\ ~~ ~~ • I ( · · 1":\ " L I 3 I 0 b~ - '_-4I ~ Mack the Knife . » ~~ t) I · · .h 11 You bet-ter J I r-1 the rr I ~1 Mack.. tJ ~~ ..:.J ...::::: f I.' I i r--..... D7Alt. Mack-ie... now I'mgon-na bum.... tell you ..ie..--. I I I t --- FI3(# 11) ( ( . > ~ JJ.': til · . lock your doors \ ( . and Law. ..~ ~ #~ D13 #9 -.3------. I I __ .. 3 ..~. »~.. Emil .. __ _ ."" A 13(# 11) I ...1":\ ~~~.0> 'iI >- . » --t) L__3-----l I ....--.II PF9505 > "'.-..---.II . old i 4) Mack-ie's t . G9 ~ ~ ..: Look out. I call til • f~:/~ ~.~~~: that you should do. N.. ~....c..' ..f~f ~ ~ . I.> . »~~: tJ ... >. ...... B."'--"_. b·... t) he's come back to \ ( . What should I do?_ I"~ ~'~~ .._".. what I think ~ ._ I ~» --..--. ~tiI • ~..-J • '*' ... I -D town.... D6/F# ri~ .~~ '-. i 4~ - . • .. ~.. --=-- ... back._".. I ba-cause .166 ... I .__. D'-' ~- (#11) "» tJ J. Bdim7 ~.. he's back.. .....~ ~ ~~ r-.