Wait 'Till the Sun Shines, Nellie
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In a long-standing tradition, floor traders at the New York Stock Exchange sing this song on the last trading day of every year and on Christmas Eve. The song has been the stock exchange anthem at least back as far as 1934. It is also a popular song in barbershop music.
It appeared as a country music hit, as performed by the Golden Memory Boys in the summer of 1940. It was also recorded by Jonathan King and included in his 2013 film The Pink Marble Egg.
Shortly before his death in 1959, Buddy Holly made a recording of this at his home in New York City.
- Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890-1954: The History of American Popular Music. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research, Inc. p. 602. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
- "A Bing Crosby Discography". A Bing Crosby Discography. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
- "Stocks advance in light, Christmas Eve trading". Associated Press. 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-25.
Floor traders, as they do every year on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, gathered for a moment at the New York Stock Exchange to sing "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie." The song is about waiting for the rain to end, and the Big Board tradition has roots going back to the Great Depression.[dead link]
- "Along The Highways of Finance". New York Times. June 24, 1934. Retrieved 2008-12-25.
The Stock Exchange anthem, by common consent, has been for many years "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie." In recent years "The Wearing of the Green" has ...
- "State of the Market". Time magazine. July 20, 1934. Retrieved 2008-12-25.
Floor favorites as "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" or "The Wearing of the Green."
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