Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
Here Come The Waves, (1944)
Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive
1945
Johnny Mercer
Harold Arlen
Here Come The WAVES
1945
VERSE
Gather 'round me,
Ev'rybody,
Gather 'round me,
While I preach some.
Feel a sermon
Comin' on me --
The topic will be sin,
And that's what I'm, agin'.
If you wanna
Hear my story,
Then settle back
And just sit tight
While I start reviewin'
The attitude of doin' right.
REFRAIN
You've go to
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive,
E-lim-mi-nate the negative,
Latch on to the affirmative--
Dont mess with Mister In-Between!
REFRAIN
You've got to
Spread joy up to the maximum,
Bring gloom down to the minimum,
Have faith or pandemonium
Li'ble to walk upon the scene!
BRIDGE
To illustrate my last remark
Jonah in the whale,
Noah in the Ark,
What did they do,
Just when ev'rything looked so dark?
"Man", they said,
REFRAIN
"We better
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive,
E-lim-mi-nate the negative,
Latch on to the affirmative,
Don't mess with Mister In-Between.
No! Don't mess with Mister In-Between.
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
Johnny Mercer & Pied PipersCapitol10155
The Four King Sisters (Buddy Cole OrchestraRCA Victor20-1631
10/04/1944Johnny Mercer-June HuttonCapitol180
11/23/1944Artie Shaw & His OrchestraRCA Victor20-1612D4VB1052
12/08/1944Bing Crosby & Andrew SistersDecca23379-L3685
12/21/1944Kay Kyser & His OrchestraColumbia36771HCO1188
08/16/1955Sammy Davis Jr. (Morty Stevens' Orch)Decca29737-L8642
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