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  • Mack the Knife
  • Mack The Knife
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  • His deadly or special technique is the top-like spinning round attack, which can lash his enemies with his bandages like a whip. His dash attacks are sticking his enemies with both knives as "Double Trouble" ("Cross Attack" in Japan) and its airborne counterpart called "Sky Assault" ("Jumping Attack" in Japan). For a throw, he can also grab his enemy and either stab or throw them.
  • Mack The Knife is a character in Namco X Capcom.
  • His English name comes from the song of the same name, made popular in the late-1950's by Bobby Darin, and his Japanese name is derived from the word "genetic". He is also known as the "Mummy Commando" in the character select screen.
  • "Mack the Knife" was originally written in German as "Die Moritat von Mackie Messer" for the musical Die Dreigroschenoper, or The Threepenny Opera, but has since been translated into English several times; the best-known translation is by Marc Blitzstein. The song is considered a swing standard and was first recorded in 1954, by Louis Armstrong. The most successful version on the American charts was by Bobby Darin in 1959. In 1960, Ella Fitzgerald won a Grammy for a live version of the song in which she ad-libbed the verses after forgetting the lyrics.
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Lyricist
  • Bertolt Brecht ,
  • Marc Blitzstein
Date
  • 19281954
Name
  • Mack The Knife
First
  • Namco X Capcom
Source
  • The Threepenny Opera
Composer
  • Kurt Weill
Publisher
  • Kurt Weill Fndt/Music Inc/WB; Weill Brecht Harms Company Inc.
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  • "Mack the Knife" was originally written in German as "Die Moritat von Mackie Messer" for the musical Die Dreigroschenoper, or The Threepenny Opera, but has since been translated into English several times; the best-known translation is by Marc Blitzstein. The song is considered a swing standard and was first recorded in 1954, by Louis Armstrong. The most successful version on the American charts was by Bobby Darin in 1959. In 1960, Ella Fitzgerald won a Grammy for a live version of the song in which she ad-libbed the verses after forgetting the lyrics. Dr. Teeth performed "Mack the Knife" as the UK Spot on episode 315 of The Muppet Show. Sam the Eagle, who was appalled at the song's grisly lyrics, had to be persuaded that the lyrics, which in truth are quite literal, were metaphors for more pleasant things. It was also sung by Johnny Fiama on episode 107 of Muppets Tonight.
  • His deadly or special technique is the top-like spinning round attack, which can lash his enemies with his bandages like a whip. His dash attacks are sticking his enemies with both knives as "Double Trouble" ("Cross Attack" in Japan) and its airborne counterpart called "Sky Assault" ("Jumping Attack" in Japan). For a throw, he can also grab his enemy and either stab or throw them.
  • Mack The Knife is a character in Namco X Capcom.
  • His English name comes from the song of the same name, made popular in the late-1950's by Bobby Darin, and his Japanese name is derived from the word "genetic". He is also known as the "Mummy Commando" in the character select screen.