Track Title: Waiting For The Sun To Come Out
Prime Artist: Helen Ford
Prime Artist: Unknown
Lyrics by: Arthur Francis (pseudonym for Ira Gershwin)
Lyrics by: Ira Gershwin (b. Israel Gershvin)
Music by: George Gershwin (b. Jacob Gershvin)
From the Show: The Sweetheart Shop 1920 (S)
(aka Ira Gershwin-George made up the pseudonym for Ira by using their younger
brother, Arthur, and younger sister, Francis names) This was the first song
ever to be published for Ira, and it was under the name of Arthur Francis,
and although promised $250.00 for the song, he was actually paid $125.00 for
it. When George was asked who Arthur Francis was, George told the producer
Edgar MacGregor that he was a young college boy. George felt that MacGregor
would be skeptical while listening to the song if he knew that it was a
sibling collaboration. Ira would go on to write several other songs under
When the clouds, the skies, are filling,
And the songbirds stop their trilling,
Don't take it to heart,
Let worry depart,
Soon the sunshine will say "Howdy."
Skies are not forever cloudy.
Just learn to sing and never mope,
There is a thing that's known as hope.
Weary are the flowers,
Dreary are the hours,
Waiting for the sun to come out.
Yet while clouds are crying,
I smile, never sighing,
For I know that presently,
The sun will come and smile on me.
Gray skies will be clearing,
Gay skies soon appearing,
Chasing ev'ry worry and doubt.
There's no use in having sorrow about
While waiting for the sun to come out.
Contributed by Carlene Bogle