Bride's to Bed (The)

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BRIDE'S TO BED (THE). 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."

The almost identically named tune, "Bride to Bed (The)," refers to a different melody, a member of the "Corney is Coming" tune family.

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See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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