In honor of the 95th anniversary of the birth of Johnny Mercer in November 2004, the Special Collections Department at Georgia State University, with the generous support of the Johnny Mercer Foundation, has upgraded and improved the Johnny Mercer Song Database.
The database includes over 1,400 published and unpublished songs with lyrics and/or music by Johnny Mercer (1909-1976). Information on almost 100 movies and more than 20 shows for which Mercer composed lyrics and/or music has also been added. Researchers and all those interested in the life and works of Johnny Mercer are welcome to use this site.
New Features of this Database
The Johnny Mercer Song Database provides the following information for each song
Brief entries include:
To view a sample brief entry, click here
Detailed entries include:
To view a sample detailed entry, click here
The production field links to detailed information on movies and shows.
The movie links include:
To view a sample movie entry, click here
The show links include:
To view a sample show entry, click here
Users may either browse song titles alphabetically or search for a specific song using a keyword search. Keywords include:
To view a sample entry, click here
Researchers may also browse the shows or movies by title by clicking on the “shows” or “movies” link at the top of every page.
To browse shows, click here
To browse movies, click here
Citations of this database should be written as follows: Johnny Mercer Song Database (2004), Popular Music Collection, Special Collections Department, Georgia State University Library. Permission to use substantial portions of the database in publications must be obtained by applying to the Popular Music Archivist, Special Collections Department, Georgia State University Library, 100 Decatur St. SE, Atlanta, GA, 30303-3202
Please submit additions or corrections to: Popular Music Archivist, Special Collections Department, Georgia State University Library, 100 Decatur St. SE, Atlanta, GA, 30303-3202; by Fax at 404-413-2881. Please include the source of information with submissions.
The Special Collections Department wishes to acknowledge the generous support of The Johnny Mercer Foundation in the completion of this project.
The database content was originally compiled by Jean-Louis Jacobs. This update was developed by Christine de Catanzaro, Mary McMahon Dawson, Vickie Lee, Doug Goans, Robert Tairas and Laura Botts.