Bride's to Bed (The)
X:1 T:Bride’s to Bed, The T:Cheese it T:Corney is coming T:My Love is in America  M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:James Goodman music manuscript collection, Book 1, p. 52 (mid-19th century) B:http://goodman.itma.ie/volume-one#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=55&z=-118.4099%2C1229.5676%2C9718.0531%2C3722.2222 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D B|Addc defd|cAFA GEEE|Addc defa|gece d2d:| g|fede (3f/g/a/ gf|gece gece|fede (3f/g/a/ gf|gece d2 dg| fede (3f/g/a/ gf|gece gece|fefg (3f/g/a/ gf|gece d2d||
BRIDE'S TO BED (THE). AKA and see "Cheese It," "Corney is Coming," "My Love is in America (2)." Irish, Reel (cut time). D Major/D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody appears with this title in the mid-19th century music manuscripts of County Cork Church of Ireland cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman. The opening bars have similarities with "Anderson's Reel (1)." As well as having some musical congruence, the two tunes have similar alternate titles as well; "Bride's to Bed" has an alternate title of "Purring Village Ladies (The)" (e.g. on the group Buttons and Bow's 2015 album "The Return of Spring"), while "Anderson's Reel (1)" is also known as "Purring Girls of the Village."