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Song Parodies -> "Jack The Knife"

Original Song Title:

"Mack The Knife"

Original Performer:

Bobby Darin

Parody Song Title:

"Jack The Knife"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Between the period of 1888 to 1891, a serial killer known as 'Jack The Ripper' terrorized London's East End, known as Whitechapel. He brutally murdered five prostitutes. Everyone's heard the story, through the many films, books, and plays written about it. To this day the case remains unsolved.
He was known as.... 'Jack The Ripper'
And he murdered.... girls at night
Used a big knife,.... as his weapon
Hid in alleys,.... out of sight

In London, England,.... eighteen eighties
Prowled those mean streets,.... takin' a life
Prostitutes there,.... became his targets
You might call him,... call him, Jack The Knife..

They were ugly.... vicious killings,
People panicked, ...and they were gripped with fear,
About where that dark caped ...hooded killer,
Jack The Knife, ....would next appear...

For almost three years, ...He spread grim terror,
On Whitechapel's... foggy nights,
And left his victims.... mutilated
Down In the gutters,... by gas lights...

Scotland Yard had ....just two suspects,
Not enough charge them with
One hundred years now, ...and still no ending
To this old mystery, ...and all of the myth

Annie Chapman, Mary Nichols,
Catherine Eddowes, Lizzie Stride
And Mary Jane Kelly...These are the victims,
Bless their poor souls,... Who have died..

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.1
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 13

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Royce Miller - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
very sharp
John Barry - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
The Ripper was Queen Victoria in drag, right?
Arwen - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
One of my all time favorite original songs, AFW...and and excellent parody! 5s...
Johnny D - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job, AFW....tricky song to parody - - - I know - - - I took a stab at it myself!
AFW - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Royce, John, Arwen, Johnny..You could be right John....maybe you've solved the mystery
alvin rhodes - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
i love the way you "stuck" the victims' names in there...5s
Meriadoc - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice parody AF1. I am not normally a squeamish person, but one thing I could never look at (after the first time) was that last photo of Mary Kelly whenever there is a Jack the Ripper documentary on... :-(
AFW - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Alvin, Meriadoc....Don't recall seeing the documentary..but I know what you mean..........and."Stuck"...pretty good, Alvin..
John Jenkins - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
A bloody good parody!
Michael Pacholek - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
You are aware that "The Threepenny Opera," from which this song comes, was based in part on Jack the Ripper, right?
AFW - November 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Michael and John...Ya' know? I thought that might have been the case...but in researching the net...I couldn't find any solid statement to the fact...either way, I got my three cents in...
Ricky Ticky Taffy - November 26, 2004 - Report this comment
The original was actually done in the 50s (as well as Bobby Darin's version, which this parody is based on), but that's relatively minor. I liked this parody very much, so I give it a 5,5,5 vote. Nice work, Afw.
AFW - December 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks to Ricky
not an expert - May 22, 2006 - Report this comment
I made the same mistake. The song is from the Threeepenny Opera, but it's not about Jack the Ripper, at least not entirely. The Threepenny Opera (German) was a remake of the Beggar's Opera (English) which itself was a parody poking fun at the government and richies. In Beggar's, Macheath was the "civilized" thief. In Threepenny his character is rewritten (Mack the Knife/Mackie Messer) as a virtue-less mobster and general all-around bad guy. It is possible that the Mackie character was partly based on Jack the Ripper but it is a little bit of a stretch. Also there is a song called Jack the Knife which is about Jack the Ripper by some metal band Falconer, which I came across trying to find info about Mack the Knife. I like your version better, at least it honors the dead.
Storm the Albatross - July 09, 2018 - Report this comment
Kids in England have a rhime which gose JACK THE RIPPERS DEAD,AND LYING ON HIS BED,HE CUT HIS THROAT WITH SUNSHINE SOAP,JACK THE RIPPERS DEAD. There's also a episode of Clasic Star Trek WOLF ON THE FOLD about the Jack the Ripper and something called REDJAC theres even a episode of FANTASY ISLAND about Jack the Ripper ending up on the Island he flees back to his own time and is hit and killed by a carrage
Alpha Skua - September 04, 2018 - Report this comment
Some think he was a very well known person but it was all covered up bcause of who he was

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