Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Two things I never knew

This last weekend at my folks' house, I learned two trivial tidbits that I never knew.

1. Steak sauce has raisin paste or raisin juice in it.
2. Bobby Darin's "Mack the Knife" is a rather scary song.

More on "Mack the Knife":
We were doing karaoke through the cable TV briefly, just for a laugh, and Morgan was told to put it on "Mack"
--We realized that it was about a serial killer. Somehow that never became ingrained in me before
--I thought it always had said "Scarlet Pillows"
--I swear I had never heard "Oozin' life" before
--I thought to myself that I had just never seen the lyrics or understood it at all.

The Lyrics:
Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear
And it shows them pearly white
Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe
And he keeps it … ah … out of sight.
Ya know when that shark bites, with his teeth, babe
Scarlet billows start to spread
Fancy gloves, though, wears old MacHeath, babe
So there’s nevah, nevah a trace of red.
Now on the sidewalk … uuh, huh … whoo … sunny mornin’ … uuh, huh
Lies a body just oozin' life … eeek!
And someone’s sneakin' ‘round the corner
Could that someone be Mack the Knife?
A-there's a tugboat … huh, huh, huh … down by the river don’tcha know
Where a cement bag’s just a'droopin' on down
Oh, that cement is just, it's there for the weight, dear
Five'll get ya ten old Macky’s back in town.
Now, d'ja hear ‘bout Louie Miller?
He disappeared, babe
After drawin' out all his hard-earned cash
And now MacHeath spends just like a sailor
Could it be our boy's done somethin' rash?
Now … Jenny Diver … ho, ho … yeah … Sukey Tawdry
Ooh … Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Oh, the line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky’s back in town.
Aah … I said Jenny Diver … whoa … Sukey Tawdry
Look out to Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Yes, that line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky’s back in town …
Look out … old Macky is back!!

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