Saturday Night With Mr. C. ~ LSP-1971
 
Accentuate The Positive
 
( Ac-cent-thu-ate the positive, 
e-lim-inate the negative, 
ac-cent-thu-ate the positive, an' latch on! )
 
You gotta accent-thu-ate the positive,
E-lim-inate the negative,
An' 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,
An' have faith ( Amen! )
Or pandemonium's
Liable to walk upon the scene!
 
To illustrate 
My last remark
Jonah in the whale!
Noah in the arc! 
An' what did they do  ( What did they do? )
Just when everything looked so dark? 
 
( What did they, what did they, what did they do? )
 
Man! they said
You better accent-thu-ate the positive,
E-lim-inate the negative,
An' latch on 
To the affirmative 
Don't mess with Mister in-between!
No,  don't mess with Mister in-between!
 
( To illustrate 
His last remark
Jonah in the whale!
Noah in the arc! )
An' what did they do  
( What did they do? 
Just when everything looked so dark? 
What did they do, what did they do? )
 
Man! they said
You better accent-thu-ate the positive,
E-lim-inate the negative,
An' latch on 
To the affirmative 
Don't mess with Mister in-between!
No,  don't mess with Mister in-between!
No,  don't you mess with Mister in-between!
No,  don't mess with Mister in-between!
 
Music by Harold Arlen
with lyrics by Johnny Mercer , 1944
Original RCA RecordingVinyl Version | Album NotesLarge View |
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
& The Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Joe Reisman
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Arrangements by Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews
Recorded February 12 ~ 20 & March 5 ~ 12, 1958

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