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Mr. Smith
Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
This song is from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny), a political-satirical opera composed by Kurt Weill to a German libretto by Bertolt Brecht, first performed in Leipzig (DE) on 9 March 1930. The opera tells of a fictional American city, founded on the principles of pleasure and absolute liberty, that collapses under the growing burden of work and social regulation.

Nina has performed this song also as a medley:

Recording sessions
1983 July 30: Pompei (Napoli, IT) Jazz Festival
1984 November 17: London (UK) Ronnie Scott's
Thank you Kay Jones
"Mahagonny" again

1984 November 17: London (UK) Ronnie Scott's another take
Two love songs
One of them is called
"If you knew"