When Are You Coming Over? reel

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

When Are You Coming Over? has been added to 1 tune set.

When Are You Coming Over? has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: When Are You Coming Over?
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|a2ed^cAA=c|BDGBdef^g|~aaed^cAAF|E/E/E^GB^cAAe|
(ga)ed^cAA=c|BDGBdefd|~eegefgaf|gB~BBdAB/^c/d|
ea~aaAB^cd|eae^c~dd^cd|ea~aaAB=cA|BDGBdAB/^c/d|
ea~aaAB^cd|eae^c~dd^cd|~eegefgaf|gBB/B/B def^g|
2
X: 2
T: When Are You Coming Over?
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
a2 ed cAA=c | B=GGB dBBe | gaed cAA=c | B=GGB cAAg |
gaed cAA=c | B=GGB d2 cd | effe f=gaf | =gBBc d2 ||
cd | eaaA AccA | eaaA d2 cd | eaaA AccA | B=GBB d2
cd | eaaA AccA | eaaA d2 cd | effe f=gaf | =gBBc d2 |]
3
X: 3
T: When Are You Coming Over?
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
a2ed cAAc|BGGB dBBe|^gaed cAAc|BGGB cAA^g-|
^gaed cAAc|BGGB d2cd|effe fgaf|gBBc d2cd||
eaaA AccA|eaaA d2cd|eaaA AccA|BGGB d2cd|
eaaA AccA|eaaA d2cd|effe fgaf|gBBc dze2||
a2ed cAA=c|BDGB de~f2|~a2ed cAAc|BE^GB A2ce|
a2ed cA~A2|BDGB de~f2|efge ~f2af|gB~B2 dAB/c/d||
ea~a2 ABcd|eaec ~d2cd|ea~a2 AB=cA|BDGB dBcd|
ea~a2 ABcd|eaec ~d2cd|efge ~f2af|gB~B2 def^g||
4
X: 4
T: When Are You Coming Over?
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
a2 ed cAA=c | B=GGB dBBe | gaed cAA=c | B=GGB cAAg |
gaed cAA=c | B=GGB d2 cd | effe f=gaf | =gBBc d2 ||
cd | eaaA AccA | eaaA d2 cd | eaaA AccA | B=GBB d2
cd | eaaA AccA | eaaA d2 cd | effe f=gaf | =gBBc d2 |]

Sixteen comments

Possible Scottish piping tune

This appears on Time on our Hands with Siobh

Ooo, I see why Gael Force’s friend wanted it. Nice tune, thanks, Conan. It’s a good’un.

Zina

Yep, this one’s fun, definitely a northern feel to it.

Posted .

The first part sounds a bit like "The Warrior’s Grave".

Identified….

This reel was composed by Dougie MacLean, and is called "When Are You Coming Over ?". It’s the 2nd reel on track 4 of his "Fiddle" album, released in 1984. The Peoples / Ryan version is a bit more complicated than the original. I’ve emailed an MP3 of the tune to Dr. Dow - he might like to post the "abcs" of the original here for comparison.
Conan - please change to the correct title, and that’l be one less "Gan Ainm".

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When Are You Coming Over?

Well done, Kenny, for hunting that tune down. And it’s a nice tune too.

X:987
T:When Are You Coming Over
C:Dougie MacLean
S:LP-Dougie MacLean, Fiddle (1984)
Z:Nigel Gatherer
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:A
a2 ed cAA=c | BGGB dBBe | gaed cAA=c | BGGB cAAg |
gaed cAA=c | BGGB d2 cd | effe f=gaf | =gBBc d2 ||
cd | eaaA AccA | eaaA d2 cd | eaaA AccA | BGBB d2
cd | eaaA AccA | eaaA d2 cd | effe f=gaf | =gBBc d2 |]

When Are You Coming Over?

Yes, thanks Kenny! Nigel, I have issues with your transcription. Most of those G’s are nats (Amix) with the sharps used as a sort of slide up to the A. Here’s what I hear:

X: 1
T: When Are You Coming Over?
C: Dougie MacLean
S: Dougie MacLean – “Fiddle” (1984), Track 4#2
Z: Dow
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amix
a2ed cAAc|BGGB dBBe|^gaed cAAc|BGGB cAA^g-|
^gaed cAAc|BGGB d2cd|effe fgaf|gBBc d2cd||
eaaA AccA|eaaA d2cd|eaaA AccA|BGGB d2cd|
eaaA AccA|eaaA d2cd|effe fgaf|gBBc dze2||

Some of the C#s are slightly flattened towards the natural, as in |a2ed cAA=c| but I’m hearing a pitch that’s sometimes almost C# and sometimes halfway between the two, so I’ve left mine as sharp and open to interpretation.

And here’s my transcription of the setting on the Peoples’/Murty album:

X: 1
T: When Are You Coming Over?
C: Dougie MacLean
S: Siobhan Peoples & Murty Ryan – “Time on our Hands” (2002), Track 6#2
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amix
a2ed cAA=c|BDGB de~f2|~a2ed cAAc|BE^GB A2ce|
a2ed cA~A2|BDGB de~f2|efge ~f2af|gB~B2 dAB/c/d||
ea~a2 ABcd|eaec ~d2cd|ea~a2 AB=cA|BDGB dBcd|
ea~a2 ABcd|eaec ~d2cd|efge ~f2af|gB~B2 def^g||

PS I think it’s amazing that this tune has been around since the early 80s and has been recorded and yet these session.org transcriptions are the only ones available on the net at the time of writing. That’s really unusual for even the most obscure tunes. It’s like one of those secret tunes that’s been circulating quietly but evading the attention of musicologists and collectors for tune indexes. It certainly deserves to gain wider currency in both the Scottish and Irish session scenes now that we know the source. I wonder who will be the next to record it…

When Are You Coming Over?

"Most of those G’s are nats…"

We’ll have to agree to disagree on that one, Dr. Dow.

Listen again and pause it just after each G is sounded. Then try playing the note on your instrument as it rings on in your head. They’re definitely nat.

When Are You Coming Over?

I have listened again, and again I have to say that we’ll have to agree to disagree on this one.

Perhaps you’re listening to a different recording? I hadn’t thought about that possibility. I’m only going on an mp3 which Kenny sent me today and which I just assumed had been taken direct from the album. All the low G’s in the recording I have are nat. Maybe Kenny will shed some light on this. We’ll agree to disagree until then! 😉

When Are You Coming Over?

I must apologise: I’ve just realised I made a terribly bad mistake in my ABC, and that’s what you’re talking about, Dr. Dow. I couldn’t understand how you were claiming to hear something that simply wasn’t there (I thought you were talking about the upper g sharps), but it was my error all along! What I /meant/ to write is below, and the only thing we disagree about is the key, but I’m certainly not going to get into that one!

X:987
T:When Are You Coming Over
C:Dougie MacLean
S:LP-Dougie MacLean, Fiddle (1984)
Z:Nigel Gatherer
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:A
a2 ed cAA=c | B=GGB dBBe | gaed cAA=c | B=GGB cAAg |
gaed cAA=c | B=GGB d2 cd | effe f=gaf | =gBBc d2 ||
cd | eaaA AccA | eaaA d2 cd | eaaA AccA | B=GBB d2
cd | eaaA AccA | eaaA d2 cd | effe f=gaf | =gBBc d2 |]

LOL no worries. The transcription key doesn’t matter a great deal. It just depends how many notes you can be bothered to accidentalise. I’m just lazy!