Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear And he shows them pearly white. Just a jackknife has Macheath, dear And he keeps it out of sight. When the shark bites with his teeth, dear Scarlet billows start to spread. Fancy gloves, though wears Macheath, dear So there's not a trace of red. On the sidewalk Sunday morning Lies a body oozing life; Someone's sneaking 'round the corner. Is the someone MACK THE KNIFE? From the tugboat by the river A cement bag's dropping down; The cement's just for the weight, dear Bet you Mackie's back in town. Louie Miller disappeared, dear After drawing out his cash; And Macheath spends like a sailor. Did the boy do something rash? Sukey Tawdry Jenny Diver Polly Peachum Lucy Brown Oh, the line forms on the right, dear Now that Mackie's back in town.
I don't remember exactly where this version of the lyrics came from. I'm pretty sure they were printed on the jacket of an old 45 RPM record he had, but I've misplaced it since his death.