Additional Resources

Teacher Guide

Teachers can download a PDF teacher guide with tips on using the Johnny Mercer Featured Historical Figure pages in the classroom.

Sources and Suggested Readings

Bob Bach and Ginger Mercer, Our Huckleberry Friend (Lyle Stuart, 1982).

Stephen Citron, Songwriting: A Complete Guide to the Craft (W. Morrow, 1985).

Glenn T. Eskew, “Johnny Mercer (1909-1976),”The New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Glenn T. Eskew, Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World (Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2013).

Philip Furia, Skylark: The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2003).

John Bush Jones, Our Musicals, Ourselves: A Social History of the American Musical Theater (Brandeis, 2003).

Gene Lees, Portrait of Johnny: The Life of John Herndon Mercer (Pantheon, 2004).

Jimmy Webb, TuneSmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting (Hyperion, 1998).

Georgia State University, Johnny Mercer Song Database

Georgia State University, Johnny Mercer Digitized Collection

Online Resources

Friends of Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer Foundation

Teacher Guides

Johnny Mercer

Academy Award-Nominated Songs

1938 Jeepers Creepers

1940 I’d Know You Anywhere AND Love of My Life

1941 Blues in the Night

1942 Dearly Beloved

1943 My Shining Hour AND That Old Black Magic

1945 Accentuate the Positive

1946 On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe

1951 In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening

1955 Something’s Gotta Give

1960 The Facts of Life

1961 Moon River

1962 Days of Wine and Roses

1963 Charade

1965 The Sweetheart Tree

1970 Whistling Away the Dark

1971 Life is What You Make It

Academy Award® Winners in bold