Wait Til The Sun Shines NellieWords & Music by Andrew B. Sterling & Harry Von Tilzer, 1905
Recorded by Bing Crosby, 1941
From the movie "Birth of the Blues"
A A7 Fdim D D9 A Wait til the sun shines, Nel - lie, E7 Edim E7 Cdim A Cdim A When the clouds go drift - ing by; D Dm7 Cdim A E7 A We will be hap - py, Nel - lie -- B7 Cdim E7 Don't you sigh. A A7 Fdim D D9 A Down lov - er's lane we'll wan - der, E7 Cdim E7 Cdim C#7 Sweet - heart, you and I; D F#7 B7 Cdim B7 Wait til the sun shines, Nel - lie, A E7 A Bye and bye.
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A TRUE oldie!! It never charted as a single later than 1906 when 3 versions were noted: those by Byron G. Harlan and by Harry Tally both hit # 1 that year and the one by Prince's Orchestra made it to # 5.
However, it DID appear in 3 films: 1941's "Birth Of the Blues" starring Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson; 1949's "In the Good Old Summertime" starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson; and in 1952's "Wait 'Til the Sun Shines, Nelly" starring Jean Peters and David Wayne.