Texas Li’l Darlin’ playbill, 1949.

Johnny Mercer never had as much critical success with theater as he did with films and television, but he kept writing songs for productions until the very last few years of his life. Mercer wrote 23 theatrical productions, including:

  • St. Louis Woman 
  • Li’l Abner
  • Saratoga
  • Top Banana
  • Texas Li’l Darlin’
  • The Good Companions
  • Americana
  • Foxy
  • Mike