Prime Artist: Frank Sinatra
Lyrics by: Johnny Mercer
Music by: Harold Arlen (b. Hyman Arluck)
From the Film: Here Come The Waves 1944 (M)
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.
Contributed by Larry Henares of the Philippines