[Dixielandjazz] Stack 'o' Lee or variations on a theme!
mikedurham_jazz at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 9 19:56:10 PST 2003
I don't think so - isn't the character's name MacHeath ("Mackie Messer" in
German, or Mack the Knife in English, is his nickname) in the original
Brecht play? I'm sure someone on the list will know!
Mike the Knife
ps music for gay people? Well, if they are Scottish there's always the Gay
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>Subject: RE: [Dixielandjazz] Stack 'o' Lee or variations on a theme!
>Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 05:48:41 +1000
><The killer was a black man named Lee Shelton. Most of the ballads say
>Stagolee was a gambler, but it appears that he was also a "maquereau", a
>for pimp - often abbreviated to "mack", which describes men who were kept
>is this where "Mack" The Knife came from?
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