The complete lyrics of Johnny Mercer / edited by Robert Kimball ... [et al.].

Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976 [Browse]
Uniform title
1st ed.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
xxvi, 462 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.


Summary note
"Johnny Mercer's early songs became staples of the big band era and were regularly featured in the musicals of early Hollywood. With his collaborators, who included Richard A. Whiting, Harry Warren, Hoagy Carmichael, Jerome Kern, and Harold Arlen, he wrote the lyrics to some of the most famous standards, among them, "Too Marvelous for Words," "Jeepers Creepers," "Skylark," "I'm Old-Fashioned," and "That Old Black Magic."" "During a career of more than four decades, Mercer was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song an astonishing eighteen times, and won four: for his lyrics to "On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe" (music by Warren), "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (music by Carmichael), and "Moon River" and "Days of Wine and Roses" (music for both by Henry Mancini)."--Jacket.
Includes index.
Bibliographic references
Includes index.
Action note
Committed to retain in perpetuity — ReCAP Shared Collection (HUL)
  • Songs of 1930-1932
  • Early songs by"John" Mercer
  • Songs of 1933-1934
  • Old man rhythm, to beat the band, and other songs of 1935
  • Lew Leslie's blackbirds of 1936 (London) and other songs of 1936
  • Ready, willing and able; varsity show; hollywood hotel; and other songs of 1937
  • Garden of the moon, going places and other songs of 1938
  • Wings of the navy, naughty but nice, and other songs of 1939
  • Three after three / walk with music 1939-1940
  • You'll find out, second chorus, and other songs of 1940
  • You're the one, navy blues, birth of the blues, blues in the night, and other songs of 1941
  • The fleet's in, you were never lovelier, star spangled rhythm, and other songs of 1942
  • The sky's the limit, here come the waves, and other songs of 1943-1945
  • The Harvey girls 1945
  • St. Louis woman 1946
  • Songs of 1946-1949
  • Texas, Li'l darlin 1949
  • The petty girl, the keystone girl, and other songs of 1950
  • Songs of 1951
  • Top banana 1951
  • The belle of New York and other songs of 1952
  • Dangerous when wet and other songs of 1953
  • Seven brides for seven brothers and other songs of 1954
  • Daddy long legs and other songs of 1955
  • Li'l abner and other songs of 1956
  • Merry andrew and other songs of 1957-1959
  • Saratoga and other songs of 1959
  • "Moon River" and other songs of 1960-1963
  • Foxy 1962-1964
  • Songs of 1964 and 1965
  • Songs of 1966-1969
  • Mike 1967
  • Darling Lili 1970
  • Songs of 1970-1974
  • The good companions 1974 and other songs with Andre Previn
  • Songs of 1975-1989.
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