BootLeg Betty

Accentuate The Positive

Accentuate The Positive
(Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)

Gather ’round me, everybody
Gather ’round me while I’m preaching
Feel a sermon coming on me
The topic will be sin and that’s what I’m ag’in’
If you wanna hear my story
Then settle back and just sit tight
While I start reviewing
The attitude of doing right

You’ve got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between

You’ve got to 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
Well what did they do
Just when everything looked so dark

Man, they said you got to
Accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between
No, don’t mess with Mister In-Between

To illustrate your last remark
Jonah in the whale
Noah in the ark
Well what did they do
When everything looked so dark
What did they do
What did they do

You’ve got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between
No, don’t mess with Mister In-Between
No, don’t mess with Mister In-Between

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