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Edgar Yipsel "Yip" Harburg (born Isidore Hochberg, 1896 – 1981) was an American popular song lyricist who wrote primarily wrote for Broadway (both revues and musicals) and Hollywood. Notable individual songs include "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?", "It's Only a Paper Moon", "Over the Rainbow", "April in Paris", "Lydia The Tattooed Lady", "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe". His full scores include The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Cabin In The Sky (1943), Finian's Rainbow (1947/68), Bloomer Girl (1944), Jamaica (1947), and Hooray For What! (1937).
Harburg was a live-long social justice advocate and socialist, which is often reflected in his lyrics. He was blacklisted from 1950-62.
Artwork
 At The Jazz Band Ball
(1917)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Nick LaRocca, Larry Shields
 Lazybones
(1933)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Moon Country Is Home To Me
(1934)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Words & music by Hoagy Carmichael
 If I Had A Million Dollars
(1934)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Matt Malneck
 The Dixieland Band
(1935)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Bernie Hanighan
 I'm Building Up To An Awful Let-Down
(1935)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Fred Astaire
 Jamboree Jones
(1936)
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
 Goody-Goody
(1936)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Matty Malneck
 I'm An Old Cowhand (From The Rio Grande)
(1936) Rhythm On The Range
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
 Too Marvelous For Words
(1937) Ready, Willing, Able
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Richard Whiting
 Hooray For Hollywood
(1937) Hollywood Hotel
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Richard Whiting
 Silhouetted In The Moonlight
(1937) Hollywood Hotel
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Richard Whiting
 Bob White
(1937)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Bernie Hanighan
 Have You Got Any Castles, Baby?
(1937) Varsity Show
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Richard Whiting
 I've Hitched My Wagon To A Star
(1937) Hollywood Hotel
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Richard A. Whiting
 Let That Be A Lesson To You
(1937) Hollywood Hotel
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Richard A. Whiting
 Love Is Where You Find It
(1938) Garden Of The Moon
Words by Johnny Mercer, Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
(1938) Hard To Get
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 Jeepers Creepers
(1938) Going Places
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 Say It With A Kiss
(1938) Going Places
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 The Girl Friend Of The Whirling Dervish
(1938) Garden Of The Moon
Words by Johnny Mercer, Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Cuckoo In The Clock
(1939)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Walter Donaldson
 And The Angels Sing
(1939)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Ziggy Elman
 I Thought About You
(1939)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
 I Walk With Music
(1940)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Poor Mister Chisholm
(1940) Second Chorus
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Bernie Hanighan
 Fools Rush In
(1940)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Rube Bloom
 You've Got Me This Way
(1940) You'll Find Out
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Jimmy McHugh
 Tangerine
(1941) The Fleet's In
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Victor Schertzinger
 All Through The Night
(1941)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Arthur Schwartz
 Blues In The Night
(1941) Blues In The Night
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 This Time The Dream's On Me
(1941) Blues In The Night
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 I Remember You
(1942)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Victor Schertzinger
 That Old Black Magic
(1942) Star Spangled Rhythm
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Hit The Road To Dreamland
(1942) Star Spangled Rhythm
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Skylark
(1942)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry
(1942) The Fleet's In
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Victor Schertzinger
 Strip Polka
(1942)
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
 Dearly Beloved
(1942) You Were Never Lovelier
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Jerome Kern
 You Were Never Lovelier
(1942) You Were Never Lovelier
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Jerome Kern
 I'm Old Fashioned
(1942) You Were Never Lovelier
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Jerome Kern
 Trav'lin' Light
(1943)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Johnny Moore, Trummy Young
 One For My Baby
(1943) The Sky's The Limit
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 My Shining Hour
(1943) The Sky's The Limit
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
(1944) Here Come The Waves
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Dream
(1944)
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
 How Little We Know
(1944) To Have And Have Not
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Hoagy Carmichael
 G. I. Jive
(1944)
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
 June Comes Around Every Year
(1945) Out Of This World
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Autumn Leaves
(1945)
Words by Johnny Mercer (en), Jacques Prévert (fr) - Music by Joseph Kosma
translation of Les Feuilles Mortes
 The Wild, Wild West
(1945) The Harvey Girls
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 Swing Your Partner Round And Round
(1945) The Harvey Girls
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 You've Got Me Where You Want Me
(1945)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 Laura
(1945) Laura
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by David Raksin
 Out Of This World
(1945) Out Of This World
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe
(1945) The Harvey Girls
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 Ridin' On The Moon
(1946)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Come Rain Or Come Shine
(1946) St. Louis Woman
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 I Had Myself A True Love
(1946) St. Louis Woman
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Forever Amber
(1947) Forever Amber
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by David Raksin
 Early Autumn
(1949)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Woody Herman, Ralph Burns
 In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening
(1951) Here Comes The Groom
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Hoagy Carmichael
 The Glow-Worm
(1952)
Words by Johnny Mercer, Lilla Cayley Robinson - Music by Paul Lincke
based on The Glow-Worm
 Satin Doll
(1953)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
 Midnight Sun
(1954)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Lionel Hampton, Sonny Burke
 Moon River
(1961) Breakfast At Tiffany's
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Henry Mancini
 Days Of Wine And Roses
(1962) Days Of Wine And Roses
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Henry Mancini
 Emily
(1964) The Americanization of Emily
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Johnny Mandel
 The Sweetheart Tree
(1965) The Great Race
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Henry Mancini
 Summer Wind
(1965)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Heinz Meier
translation of Der Sommerwind
 Happy Ever After
(1971)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Dick Hyman
 Empty Tables
(1976)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
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