“Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie”


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


And you thought the chorus was stupid! Aren't you sorry you ever looked up the plot? - RBW


  • 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.)


  1. Spaeth-ReadWeep, pp. 215-216, "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Geller-Famous, pp. 187-190, "Wait 'Till the Sun Shines, Nelly" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Silber-FSWB, p. 254, "Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie" (1 text)
  4. Fuld-WFM, p. 610, "Wait 'till the Sun Shines, Nellie"
  6. BI, SRW215


Author: Words: Andrew B. Sterling / Music: Harry von Tilzer
Earliest date: 1905 (copyright; others list a 1902 copyright)
Keywords: courting clothes
Found in: US