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AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE THE POSITIVE From the Film "Here Come The Waves" (1944) (Lyrics: Johnny Mercer / Music: Harold Arlen) Bing Crosby & Sonny Tufts (Film Soundtrack) - 1944 Johnny Mercer - 1944 The Four King Sisters - 1944 Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters - 1945 Artie Shaw & His Orch. (vocal: Imogene Lynn) - 1945 Kay Kyser & His Orch. (vocal: Dolly Mitchell) - 1945 Jack Payne & His Orch. (vocal: The Crackerjacks) - 1945 Sammy Davis Jr. - 1955 Ella Mae Morse (with Billy May's Orch.) - 1956 Perry Como - 1958 Sam Cooke - 1958 Roy Hamilton - 1959 The Four Lads - 1960 Gene Vincent - 1960 The Peters Sisters - 1960 Pearl Bailey - 1961 Ella Fitzgerald - 1961 The Four Freshmen - 1961 Aretha Franklin - 1962 Vikki Carr - 1963 The Belmonts - 1963 NRBQ - 1972 Teresa Brewer - 1985 Willie Nelson - 1988 Dr. John - 1989 Mel Torme & George Shearing - 1991 Susan McCorkle - 1993 Maureen McGovern - 1996 Sylvia McNair & Andre previn - 1996 Al Jarreau - 2004 Cliff Richard - 2010 Barbara Cook - 2011 Paul McCartney - 2011 Rumer - 2012 Jools Holland & His R&B Orch. - 2012 Jackie Ryan - 2013 Also recorded by: Connie Evingson; Monica Mancini; Peggy Lee; Annie Lykke; Dave Van Ronk; Rosemary Squires; Mary Margaret O'Hara; Clint Eastwood; Duke Ellington; Al Jarreau; Maxine Sullivan; Oscar Peterson; Martha Raye; Zoot Money; Victor Silvester; Dorothy Carless; Nancy LaMott; Buddy Rich; Charlie Spivak; Harold Arlen; Louis Armstrong; Tony Bennett; Dick Haymes; Tom Gaebel; Bill Black's Combo ......... and many others. As performed by BING CROSBY & SONNY TUFTS in the 1944 Paramount film "Here Come The Waves": BING: You've gotta accent-tcu-ate the positive Eli-mi-nate the negative Latch on to the affirmative Don't mess with Mister In-Between. You 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 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 you gotta accent-tchu-ate the positive Elim-mi-nate the negative Latch on to the affirmative Don't mess with Mister In-Between No, do not mess with Mister In-Between SONNY: You gotta accent-tchu-ate the positive Eli-mi-nate the negative Latch on to the affirmative BOTH: Don't mess with Mister In-Between SONNY: You've got to spread joy BING: Up to the maximum SONNY: Bring gloom BING: Down to minimum Look out, Jack BOTH: Or pandemonium li'ble to walk upon the scene SONNY: To illustrate BING: Well, demonstrate SONNY: My last remark BING: The floor is yours SONNY: Jooooooooooo BING: Jonah in the whale, Noah in the Ark SONNY: What did you say BING: Don't yell at me BOTH: Just when ev'rything looked so dark Man, they said you gotta accent-tchu-ate the positive Eli-mi-nate the negative, Latch on to the affirmative Don't mess with Mister In-between No, don't mess with Mister In-Between (Dance Routine) BOTH: You gotta accent-tchu-ate the positive Eli-mi-nate the negative, Latch on to the affirmative BING: Don't mess with Mister In-between BOTH: You got to spread joy up to the maximum, Keep gloom way down minimum. Have faith or pandemonium BING: Li'ble to walk upon the scene (To illustrate my last remark) (There's Jonah) BING: In the whale (There's Noah) BING: In the Ark SONNY: What did they say when ev'rything looked so dark BING: And we quote And they said BOTH: You gotta accent-tchu-ate the positive Eli-mi-nate the negative, Latch on to the affirmative BING: Don't mess with Mister In-Between, unquote (Don't mess with Mister In-Between) BING: You got to spread joy up to the maximum You got to keep gloom down to the minimum ALL: You gotta accent-tchu-ate the positive Eli-mi-nate the negative, Latch on to the affirmative Don't mess with Mister In-Between BING: Take Noah SONNY: In the whale BING: Take Jonah SONNY: In the Ark What did they say (What did they say) BING: You got to accent-tchu-ate the positive Eli-mi-nate the negative, Latch on to the affirmative Don't mess with Mister In-Between ALL: No, don't mess with Mister In-Between (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - December 2015) ************** As recorded by THE KING SISTERS with Buddy Cole & his Orch., Sept 15th 1944, New York: (scat) Gather round me, everybody, 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! (scat) You gotta ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive, Elim-inate the negative, Latch on to the affirmative, Don't mess with Mister Inbetween! You gotta spread joy up to the maximum, Bring gloom down to the minimum, Have faith, or pandemonium Liable to walk upon the scene! To illustrate my last remark, Jonah in the whale, Noah in the Ark, What did they do Just when everything looked so dark? Man, they said, "You better Accentuate the positive, Eliminate the negative, Latch on to the affirmative, Don't mess with Mister Inbetween! No, don't mess with Mister Inbetween! To illustrate my last remark, Oh, Jonah in the whale, Noah in the Ark, What did he do, what did he do Just when everything looked dark? Man he said, "You better Accentuate the positive, 'Liminate, ooh, the negative, Latch on to the affirmative, Don't mess with Mister Inbetween! So, now you've heard my sermon, Cut out, don't mess with Mister Inbetween! (Transcribed by Peter Akers - April 2011)

    


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