and from Ella to the Ink Spots, yeah!

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
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?
(Man, they said "We'd better accentuate the positive")
("Eliminate the negative")
("And latch on to the affirmative")
Don't mess with Mister In-Between
(No!)
Don't mess with Mister In-Between
(Ya 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)

You got to ac (yes, yes) -cent-tchu-ate the positive
Eliminate (yes, yes) the negative
And latch (yes, yes) on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between
No, don't mess with Mister In-Between
.
as sung by ELLA FITZGERALD and THE INK SPOTS
as first heard by me in THE SINGING DETECTIVE
.
which takes us nicely back to vicus' inspiring post about policemen on tv
.
ta-da!

5 comments:

Mel said...

If I could choose my stucksongitus for the day....this would be the one.

*humming happily*

I, still, ♥ the views said...

that's why it's here. . .

:-)

Gordie said...

"Don't mess with Mister In-Between"

Mel said...

*wavin' at Mist In-Between*

*chuckling*

Talk, talk, talk....LOL

I, still, ♥ the views said...

:-D