Posted by naim on January 01, 19104 at 11:03:16:
In Reply to: Bibliography and Lyrics posted by JVM on January 20, 1999 at 23:01:29:
: Brecht, Bertolt. The Threepenny Opera (translated by Vesey, Desmond and Bently, Eric). 1960,
: Eric Bently. Indiana University Press.
: Brecht, Bertolt. The Threepenny Opera(Translated by Manheim, Ralph and Willett, John). 1994,
: Arcade Paperbacks
: Brustein, Robert. The Theater of Revolt. 1964, Atlantic Monthly Press/ Little, Brown and
: Esslin, Martin. Brecht: A Man and His Work. 1961, Anchor Books
: Fuegi, John. Brecht & Co. : , Politics, and the Making of the Modern Drama. 1994, Grove
: Gay, John. The Beggar's Opera. 1962, Barron's Educational Series
: Pabst, G.W. The Threepenny Opera (Screenplay). 1984, Lorrimer Publishing Limited
: Playbill: Lunt-Fontanne Theater. Vol 89. Num 11. November 1989
: Rudnitsky, Konstantin. Russian and Soviet Theater 1905-1932. 1988. Thames and Hudson Ltd
: Taylor, Ronald. Kurt Weill: Composer in a Divided World. 1991, Simon & Schuster Ltd.
: Ballad of Mack the knife (Trans. John Willett):
: See the shark has teeth like razors
: All can read his open face
: And Macheath has got a knife, but
: Not in such an obvious place
: See the shark, How red his fins are
: As he slashes at his prey
: Mac the Knife wears white kid gloves which
: Give the minimum away
: By the Thames turbid waters,
: Men abruptly tumble down
: IIs it plague, or is it cholera?
: Or a sign Macheath's in town?
: On a beautyful blue Sunday,
: See a corpse stretched on the Strand
: See a man dodge around the corner...
: Mackie's friend's will understand.
: And Schul Meier who is missing
: Like so many wealthy men:
: Mack the knife aquired his cashbox
: God alone knows how or when
: Jenny Towler turned up lately
: With a knife stuck in her
: While Macheath walked the embankment,
: Nonchalantly unimpressed
: Where is Alfred Gleet the cabman?
: Who can get that story clear?
: All the world may know the answer,
: but Macheath has no idea
: And the ghastly fire in Soho,
: Seven children at a go---
: In the crowd stands Mac the knife, but
: He's not asked and doesn't know
: And the child bride in her nightie,
: Whose ailant's still at large
: Violated in her slumbers---
: Mackie how much did you charge?
: Mack the Knife(M.Blitzen/L.Armstrong/ B.Darin version):
: Oh the shark has/ Pretty teeth dear
: And he keeps them/ Pearly white
: And a jackknife/ Has Macheath dear
: and he keeps it/ out of sight
: When the shark bites/ with it's 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/ Around the cornor
: Is that someone/ Mack the knife?
: There's a tugboat/ By the river
: Where cement bags/ drooping down
: The cement's/ just for the weight dear
: Now that Macheath/ Back in town
: Louie Miller/ Dissappeared dear
: After drawing/ Out his cash
: And Macheath spends/ Like a sailor
: Has our boy done/ Something rash?
: Suky Taudry, Jenny Diver, Lotty Lenya, and Lucy Brown
: The line forms/ on the right dear
: Now that Macheath/ Back in town
: The Ballad of Mac Tonight (McDonald's):
: When the clock strikes/ Half past six babe
: It's time to head for/ Golden light
: It's a good time/ For the great taste
: (Dinner) at Mcdonald's/ It's Mac Tonight!
: Come on make it right tonight.
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