Who Sang Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive? Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson What a Wonderful World cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 2:03
producer: Chips Moman
vocal: Willie Nelson
guitar: Willie Nelson, Paul Buskirk, Freddy Powers and Clint Strong
keyboard: Mark Yeary and Bill Ginn
harmonica: Mickey Raphael
drums (drum set): Biff Adam and Richie Albright
bass guitar: Dennis D. Hromek, Dean Reynolds, Bee Spears and Spencer Starnes
violin: Jimmy Belken and Johnny Gimble
lyricist: Johnny Mercer
composer: Harold Arlen
You've got to accentuate the positive eliminate the negative
And 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's 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
You've got to accentuate the positive eliminate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative don't mess with Mister In-Between
[guitar]
To illustrate my last remark...
I said you've got to accentuate...
Don't mess with Mister In-Between

Tracklist
  • 1 Spanish Eyes
  • 2 Moon River
  • 3 Some Enchanted Evening
  • 4 What a Wonderful World
  • 5 South of the Border
  • 6 Ole Buttermilk Sky
  • 7 The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)
  • 8 To Each His Own
  • 9 Twilight Time
  • 10 Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive