Johnny Mercer, part 3: selected standards 1940 to 1949

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Johnny Mercer-Complete Lyrics

Johnny Mercer biographies:

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See also:

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1940

Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread) (m. Rube Bloom, w. Johnny Mercer)

1941

Blues in the Night (m. Harold Arlen, w. Johnny Mercer) – see also Harold Arlen: selected songs 1930-37

Skylark (m. Hoagy Carmichael, w. Johnny Mercer)

I Remember You (m. Victor Schertzinger, w. Johnny Mercer) — Feature page to be added

1942

Tangerine (m. Victor Schertzinger, w. Johnny Mercer)

Trav’lin’ Light (m. James R. Mundy and Trummy Young, w. Johnny Mercer)

Harold Arlen and Richard Rodgers Medley – Judy Garland and Diahann Carroll (1964) — among the 14 songs in the medley are four with music by Harold Arlen and words by Johnny Mercer:

  • Hit the Road to Dreamland (Arlen-Mercer) – Star Spangled Rhythm (film), 1942
  • That Old Black Magic (m. Harold Arlen, w. Johnny Mercer) – Star Spangled Rhythm (film),1942
  • Lets Take the Long Way Home (Arlen-Mercer) – Here Come the Waves (film), 1944
  • Anyplace I Hang My Hat Is Home (Arlen-Mercer) – St. Louis Woman, 1946

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1943

My Shining Hour (m. Harold Arlen, w. Johnny Mercer)

One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) (m. Harold Arlen, w. Johnny Mercer)

1944

Dream (Johnny Mercer)

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1945

Laura (m. David Raksin, w. Johnny Mercer)

Out of This World (m. Harold Arlen, w. Johnny Mercer)

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive (Harold Arlen, w. Johnny Mercer) – Feature page to be added


1946

Come Rain or Come Shine (m. Harold Arlen, w. Johnny Mercer)

Les Feuilles Mortes-French interpreters

1947

Autumn Leaves (Les feuilles mortes) (French: Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert-1945 ; English lyrics: J. Mercer- 1947)

1949

Early Autumn (m. Ralph J. Burns, Woody Herman w. Johnny Mercer)

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