Aretha Franklin — Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive lyrics

You've got to ac-cent-tchu-ate 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
And bring gloom down to the minimum
And have faith or pandemonium is 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, I said you got to
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive
Eliminate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between

To illustrate my last remark
Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark
Tell me what did they do just when
Everything, everything looked so dark?

Man I said, you've got to
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive
And eliminate the negative
And hang on to the affirmative

And don't mess, don't mess with
Mister In-Between, no, no, don't mess
Oh baby I said don't mess, you better
Not mess with Mister in-between, yeah
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Songwriters: MERCER, JOHNNY/ARLEN, HAROLD
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.