'Mack the Knife' was first published in 1928 as 'Die Moritat von Mackie Messer' (later known as "Mack the Knife" or "The Ballad of Mack the Knife"). The song was 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' The song has become a popular standard recorded by many artists, including a US and UK number one hit for Bobby Darin in 1959.
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