Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive Lyrics

Bing Crosby


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen
album: Track in album It's Easy to Remember
release date:
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genres: Stage & Screen
length: 2:44
lyricist: Johnny Mercer
composer: Harold Arlen

Cover Art

Bing Crosby It's Easy to Remember cover art
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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 his 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, accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between
No, do not mess with Mister In-Between
Do you hear me?

Oh, listen to me children and-a you will hear
About the elininatin' of the negative
And the accent on the positive
And gather 'round me children if you're willin'
And sit tight while I start reviewin'
The attitude of doin' right

You've gotta 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
Otherwise pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene

To illustrate my last remark
Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark
What did they say
Say when everything looked so dark

Man, they said we better 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


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 I've Got the Girl
  • 2 Muddy Water
  • 3 Side by Side
  • 4 From Monday On
  • 5 Mississippi Mud
  • 6 'Tain't So, Honey, 'Tain't So
  • 7 If I Had You
  • 8 Can't We Be Friends?
  • 9 Happy Feet
  • 10 You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
  • 11 Three Little Words
  • 12 I Surrender, Dear
  • 13 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
  • 14 Just a Gigolo
  • 15 Out of Nowhere
  • 16 Just One More Chance
  • 17 I'm Through With Love
  • 18 I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)
  • 19 Dancing in the Dark
  • 20 Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)
  • 21 Dinah
  • 22 St. Louis Blues
  • 23 Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 24 Please
  • 25 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
    CD 2
  • 1 Brother Can You Spare a Dime
  • 2 You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me
  • 3 I've Got the World on a String
  • 4 The Last Round-Up
  • 5 Love in Bloom
  • 6 June in January
  • 7 Soon
  • 8 It's Easy to Remember
  • 9 Red Sails in the Sunset
  • 10 Silent Night, Holy Night
  • 11 Moonburn
  • 12 The Touch of Your Lips
  • 13 Pennies From Heaven
  • 14 Shoe Shine Boy
  • 15 The Way You Look Tonight
  • 16 Sweet Leilani
  • 17 Too Marvellous for Words
  • 18 The Moon Got in My Eyes
  • 19 Remember Me
  • 20 Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?)
  • 21 Don't Be That Way
  • 22 I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams
  • 23 You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
  • 24 If I Had My Way
  • 25 An Apple for the Teacher
    CD 3
  • 1 Sierra Sue
  • 2 Mister Meadowlark
  • 3 Trade Winds
  • 4 Only Forever
  • 5 Along the Santa Fe Trail
  • 6 Tea for Two
  • 7 Yes Indeed
  • 8 San Antonio Rose
  • 9 The Waiter and the Porter and the Upstairs Maid
  • 10 The Birth of the Blues
  • 11 You Are My Sunshine
  • 12 Deep in the Heart of Texas
  • 13 Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie
  • 14 White Christmas
  • 15 Moonlight Becomes You
  • 16 Sunday, Monday or Always
  • 17 People Will Say We're in Love
  • 18 San Fernando Valley
  • 19 Swinging on a Star
  • 20 I Love You
  • 21 Night and Day
  • 22 I'll Be Seeing You
  • 23 There'll Be a Hot Time in the Town of Berlin
  • 24 Ral
  • 25 Don't Fence Me In
    CD 4
  • 1 Mine
  • 2 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
  • 3 Put It There Pal
  • 4 Baia
  • 5 You Belong to My Heart (Solamente Una Vez)
  • 6 If I Loved You
  • 7 Close as Pages in a Book
  • 8 Along the Navajo Trail
  • 9 It's Been a Long, Long Time
  • 10 I Can't Begin to Tell You
  • 11 Day by Day
  • 12 Sioux City Sue
  • 13 After You've Gone
  • 14 South America, Take It Away
  • 15 A Couple of Song and Dance Men
  • 16 I Still Suits Me
  • 17 Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • 18 Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song)
  • 19 Embraceable You
  • 20 But Beautiful
  • 21 Sam's Song
  • 22 Autumn Leaves
  • 23 I've Never Been in Love Before
  • 24 If I Were a Bell