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AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE THE POSITIVE
Ella Fitzgerald


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 reviewing

The attitude of doing right


You got to ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive

E-lim-i-nate the negative

And latch on to the affirmative

Don't mess with mister inbetween


You 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,

What did they do

Just when everything looked so dark?

Man, they said, we better


Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive

E-lim-i-nate the negative

And latch on to the affirmative

Don't mess with mister inbetween

Don't, don't mess with mister inbetween


To illustrate my last remark

Jonah in a whale

Noah in the ark,

What did they do

Just when everything looked so dark?

Man, they said, we better


Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive

E-lim-i-nate the negative

Latch on to the affirmative

Don't mess with mister inbetween

No don't mess with mister inbetween


ELLA FITZGERALD

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6). Often referred to as the "First Lady of Song" and the "Queen of Jazz," she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
Fitzgerald was a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook. Over the course of her 60-year recording career ... Read More