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Alan D. Hyde
08-25-2003, 04:08 PM
ACCENTUATE THE POSTIVE
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harold Arlen
1944

Gather 'round me, everybody
Gather 'round me while I'm preachin'
Feel a sermon comin' on me
The topic will be sin and that's what I'm ag'in'
If you wanna hear my story
Then settle back and just sit tight
While I start reviewin'
The attitude of doin' right

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, hmm?

(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) down to the minimum
Otherwise (otherwise) pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene

To illustrate (well illustrate) my last remark (you got the floor)
Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark
What did they say (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

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Alan

Leon m
08-25-2003, 04:54 PM
Three Little Birds

"Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!"

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', ("This is my message to you-ou-ou:")

Singin': "Don't worry 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Singin': "Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!"

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', "This is my message to you-ou-ou:"

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. Don't worry!"
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing" - I won't worry!
"'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right" - I won't worry!
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, oh no!
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

[ 08-25-2003, 05:55 PM: Message edited by: Leon m ]

Alan D. Hyde
08-25-2003, 05:01 PM
Sparrow in the Treetop

Sparrow in the treetop, sparrow in the treetop,
Though he loves his mate,
Sparrow in the treetop, sparrow in the treetop,
Scared of goin' home because it's too darn late

Don't look at me, sweetheart, with scorn in your eyes,
Been out all night, gonna tell you no lies,
Stopped in one place, heard them singin' a song,
(Heard them singin' a song)
Like a lonely sparrow, started singin' along

Just singin'
Sparrow in the treetop, sparrow in the treetop,
Though he loves his mate,
Sparrow in the treetop, sparrow in the treetop,
Scared of goin' home because it's too darn late

In walked a blonde and, dear, she asked me to dance,
I told that blonde that there wasn't a chance,
I love my kids and my beautiful wife,
(And my beautiful wife)
That's the honest truth, dear, and I swear by my life

Just singin'
Sparrow in the treetop, sparrow in the treetop,
Though he loves his mate,
Sparrow in the treetop, sparrow in the treetop,
Scared of goin' home because it's too darn late

(In the tavern, all night sittin' in the tavern,
In the tavern singin' songs)

There's things I am sweetheart, and things that I ain't,
'cause I'm a man and a man is no saint,
Won't you forgive 'cause I'm tellin' you true,
'cause I'm tellin' you true
I was in the tavern only thinkin' of you

Just singin'
Sparrow in the treetop, sparrow in the treetop,
Though he loves his mate,
Sparrow in the treetop, sparrow in the treetop,
Scared of goin' home because it's too darn late

Words and Music by Bob Merrill

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Alan

Mr. Know It All
08-25-2003, 05:34 PM
"Keep on Truckin!" :D