Who Sang Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive? Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen
release date: 1961
genres: Jazz Pop
styles: Big Band/Swing
length: 3:38
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Billy May
conductor: Billy May
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
performer: Billy May & His Orchestra
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 want to 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

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Blues in the Night
  • 2 Let's Fall in Love
  • 3 Stormy Weather
  • 4 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • 5 My Shining Hour
  • 6 Hooray for Love
  • 7 This Time the Dream's on Me
  • 8 That Old Black Magic
  • 9 I've Got the World on a String
  • 10 Let's Take a Walk Around the Block
  • 11 Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good)
  • 12 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
    Vinyl 2
  • 1 When the Sun Comes Out
  • 2 Come Rain or Come Shine
  • 3 As Long as I Live
  • 4 Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe
  • 5 It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 6 The Man That Got Away
  • 7 One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)
  • 8 It Was Written in the Stars
  • 9 Get Happy
  • 10 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  • 11 Out of This World
  • 12 Over the Rainbow

  • Album Information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin