Variant translation: Oh the shark has pretty teeth dear, And he shows them pearly white Just a jack-knife has Macheath dear And he keeps it out of sight.
You base man you, how can you look me in the face after what hath passed between us? See here, perfidious wretch, how I am forc'd to bear about the load of infamy you have laid upon me -O Macheath! thou hast robb'd me of my quiet to see thee tortur'd would give me pleasure.john gay
Und der Haifisch, der hat Z a« hne Und die tr a« gt er im Gesicht Und Macheath, der hat ein Messer Doch das Messer sieht man nicht. Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear, And he shows them pearly white. Just a jack-knife has Macheath, dear, And he keeps it out of sight.
And the shark he has his teeth and There they are for all to see And Macheath he has his knife but No one knows where it may be.bertolt brecht