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Johnny Mercer's house across from Forsyth Park in Savannah. Eileen Goldfinger photo. ©

Johnny Mercer’s house across from Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia   Eileen Goldfinger photo. ©  Repost 2015.

Forsyth Park, Savannah. Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©

Forsyth Park, Savannah. Paul Goldfinger photograph. © Click to enlarge image.

Johnny Mercer, the great songwriter, is a son of Savannah.  He is buried there, and the memorial says , “Buddy, I’m a kind of poet and I’ve gotta lotta things to say.”

K.D. LANG sings “Skylark.” Johnny Mercer wrote the words, and Hoagy Carmichael (who wrote “Georgia on My Mind”)  wrote the music.  The song is featured in the Clint Eastwood film: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, filmed in Savannah.

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