Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie

DESCRIPTION: A girl mourns her rained-out Sunday picnic. Her sweetheart comforts her: "Wait till the sun shines, Nellie, and the clouds go drifting by...." She had hoped to "show off her brand new gown"; suddenly the sun comes out; she says he has won her heart
AUTHOR: Words: Andrew B. Sterling / Music: Harry von Tilzer
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (copyright; others list a 1902 copyright)
KEYWORDS: courting clothes
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Spaeth-ReadWeep, pp. 215-216, "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Geller-Famous, pp. 187-190, "Wait 'Till the Sun Shines, Nelly" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 254, "Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie" (1 text)
Fuld-WFM, p. 610, "Wait 'till the Sun Shines, Nellie"
ADDITIONAL: Robert A. Fremont, editor, _Favorite Songs of the Nineties_, Dover Publications, 1973, pp. 339-342, "Wait 'Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" (1 text, 1 tune, the 1905 sheet music)

Charleston Entertainers, "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" (Supertone 9718, 1930)
Byron G. Harlan, "Wait 'Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" (Columbia 3321, 1906) (CYL: Edison 9130, 1905)
Riley Puckett, "Wait Till The Sun Shines Nellie" (Columbia 15073-D, 1926; rec. 1925.)

NOTES [29 words]: And you thought the chorus was stupid! Aren't you sorry you ever looked up the plot?
For some background on Harry von Tilzer, see the notes to "A Bird in a Gilded Cage." - RBW
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