Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mack the Knife

"Mack the Knife" is a song composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht for their music drama Die Dreigroschenoper, or, as it is known in English, The Threepenny Opera. It premiered in Berlin in 1928 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm.

The song has become a popular standard recorded by many artists, including a US and UK number one hit for Bobby Darin in 1959.