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Mack The Knife chords

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Fixes the minor III chord/dim7/min II progression in 3 line of each verse. Adds the correct dominant chord at end of verse to set up modulation. Also remove excess chords to allow for simplicity of reading and interpretation by performer. Aligns chords with word. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Bb6    Bb6     Bb6    B6

[Verse 1]
       Bb6                   Cm7     
Oh the shark babe    has such   teeth  dear, 
       F7                  Bb6
And he shows them   pearly white.
       Dm7        C#dim7           Cm7          
Just a jack knife     has old Mack Heath babe, 
Cm7         F7                    Bb6    F7sus
    And he keeps it       out of sight. 

[Verse 2] 
                  Bb6                    Cm7     
You know when the shark bites   with his teeth dear, 
        F7                  Bb6
Scarlet billows    start to spread.
       Dm7           C#dim7           Cm7          
Fancy gloves though     wears old Mack Heath babe, 
C7                    F7                Bb6       F#7 
    So there's never  never  a trace of red. 

[Verse 3] 
(Key Change 1/2 step up)
       B6                 C#m7    
On the sidewalk, Sunday morning, 
       F#7               B6
Lies A body, just oozing life.
               D#m7      Ddim7          C#m7     
And some one's sneaking     around the corner, 
C#m7                     F#7             B6        G7
      Could that someone     be Mack the knife?  

[Verse 4] 
(Key Change 1/2 step up)
          C6                    Dm7     
There’s a tug boat, down by the river don’t you know 
       G7                                C6
Well a ce- ment bag's, just a dropping on down.
            Em7            Ebdim7                  Dm7           
Oh that ce- ment is just,       it’s there for the weight dear, 
Dm7                            G7              C6     Ab7
     Five'll get you ten   old Mackys’ back in town. 

[Verse 5] 
(Key Change 1/2 step up)
                             Db6             Ebm7   
Now did you hear ‘bout Louis Miller, he disappeared babe, 
      Ab7                    Db6
After drawing out    all his hard eaned cash.
             Fm7          Edim7            Ebm7
And now Mack Heath spends,     just like a sailor. 
Ebm7                 Ab7                    Db6     A7
    Could it be  our boy's   done something rash? 

[Verse 6] 
(Key Change 1/2 step up)
          D6                 Em7
Now Jenny Diver    yeh  Suky Tawdry, 
              A7                   D6
Look out Miss Lotte Lenya, and old Lucy Brown.
         F#m7       Fdim7      Em7        
Oh  the line forms      on the right babe, 
Em7           A7               D6      Bb7
    Now that Mackys’ back in town!             

[Verse 7] 
(Key Change 1/2 step up)
                   Eb6               Fm7
Now I said Jenny Diver    yeh  Suky Tawdry, 
              Bb7                  Eb6
Look out Miss Lotte Lenya, and old Lucy Brown.
          Gm7       Gbdim7      Fm7
Yes  that line forms     on the right babe, 
         Fm9      Fm9   Fm9    Bb7sus           Eb6    Ab9   Eb6   Ab9    Eb6   Ab9  
Now that Mackies’ ---------------    back in town!                    
Eb6                     Eb6/9
Look Out Mackie is back!    

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paullad 16 2 days ago

Perfect! Thanks!

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