Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pirate Jenny

A beautiful piece sung by Nine Simone: Pirate Jenny, live 1964.

 "Pirate Jenny" (German: "Seeräuberjenny") is a well-known song from The Threepenny Opera composed by Kurt Weill, with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht. The English lyrics are by Marc Blitzstein. It is probably the second most famous song in the opera, after "Mack the Knife".

 Lyrics:  Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill (1928)

You people can watch while I'm scrubbing these floors
And I'm scrubbin' the floors while you're gawking
Maybe once ya tip me and it makes ya feel swell
In this crummy Southern town
In this crummy old hotel
But you'll never guess to who you're talkin'.
No. You couldn't ever guess to who you're talkin'.

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Anne Kerry Ford also sings Pirate Jenny 
And, Ute Lemper  in German and English

                                                      Lotte Lenya as Jenny

And...Lotte Lenya ...

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