Wait Til The Sun Shines Nellie

Words & 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.

This information was assembled by a gentleman I'm pleased to call both a friend and an associate:

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.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.