Accentuate The Positive

 

Lyrics by:  Johnny Mercer

Music by:  Harold Arlen

From the Film:  Here Come The Waves  (1944)

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You've gotta accent-tcu-ate the positive, eli-my-nate the negative,

Latch on to the affirmative, don't mess with Mister In-between.

You gotta spread joy up to the maximum, bring gloom down to the minimum.

Have faith or pandemonium's li'ble to walk upon the scene.

To illustrate my last remark, Jonah in the whale, Noah in the Ark,

What did theyou do just when everything looked so dark,

Man, they said we better

Accent-tchu-ate the positive, elim-my-nate the negative,

Latch on to the affirmative, don't mess with Mister In-between,

Don't mess with Mister In-between.