Corney Is Coming reel

Also known as Cheese It, Cornie Is Coming, Knit The Pocky, Merry Bits Of Timber.

There are 36 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Connaught Heifers (a few times), The Flax In Bloom (a few times), King Of The Clans (a few times), The Trip To Durrow (a few times).

Corney Is Coming has been added to 151 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Corney Is Coming
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|AAdc defd|cABG EFGE|Addc defg|af(3gfe fdec|
Addc defd|cABG EFGE|Addc defd|1gece eddc:|2gece eddA||
|:dcdf afdB|=cdef ge^ce|dcdf afdf|~g2ag edd2|
[1afdf afdf|gece gece|defg ~a3f|~g2ag eddA:|
[2afdf ~a3f|gece ~g3e|defg ~a3f|~g2ag edd2||
ABC
X: 2
T: Corney Is Coming
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
Addc dfed|=cABG EFGB|Addc defg|afge fdec|
Addc dfed|=cABG EFGB|Addc defg|afge fddc:|
dcdf afdB|=cdef ge^ce|dcdf afdf|g2ag fddf|
afdf afdf|ge=ce ~g3e|defg ~a3f|g2ag fddc:|
ABC
X: 3
T: Corney Is Coming
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|Addc defd|=cABG EFGE|Dddc defg|af (3gfe fdec|
Addc defd|=cAAG EFGE|Addc defd|(3gfe cd eddc|
Addc defd|=c3G EFGE|Addc defg|(3agf (3gfe fdec|
Addc defd|=cABG EFGE|Dddc defd|(3gfe cd eddA||
|:dcdf afdB|=cdef ge^ce|dcdf a3f|g2 ag eddf|
afdf afdf|(3gfe ce gfge|defg a3f|g2 ag eddA|
d3f afdB|=cdef ge^ce|dcdf a3f|g2 ag eddf|
a3f a3f|gece g3e|defg a3f|g2ag ed d2||
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ABC
X: 4
T: Corney Is Coming
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
Ddd^c defd|cBAG FGEC|Ddd^c d>ef>g|ed^ce d/d/dd2 :|
defg afdg|e>dcg ecge|defg afdg|ecge d/d/d d2|
defg afdg|e>dcg ecge|defg afgf|ecge d/d/d d2||
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Eleven comments

Corney is Coming

Source : Planxty
Transcription : Gian Marco Pietrasanta

This is for Urs

Ronan Browne an Peter O’Loughlin (pipes & fiddle) play the first two bars as follows:

Addc dfed | =c3G EG~G2 |

with a lovely Clare-style slide up to the C-natural.

Also, as a variation to the first two bars of the B-part:

d3f afdB | =c3e gecA |

Isn’t this tune title referring to some guy named Cornelius who everyone joked about going after the girls — the tune title being a warning? I think it was George Keith told me that, but I could be wrong.

Zina

Funnily enough, I’m known by that name within a certain circle of friends. I have no doubt I am often joked about behind my back, although probably not for the same reason.

Corney is Coming

Cornelius O’Brien was a notorious landlord in Co. Clare, and is said to have taken the right on to himself to sleep with newly wed brides on the first night.Hence the title…

Great tune, a real joy to play on the pipes.

Cornie is Coming

Here’s the transcription of the tune based on Davy Spillane and Kevin Glackin’s pipes and fiddle duet playing:

K: D
Addc dfed|=cABG EFGB|Addc defg|afge fdec|
Addc dfed|=cABG EFGB|Addc defg|afge fddc:|
dcdf afdB|=cdef ge^ce|dcdf afdf|g2ag fddf|
afdf afdf|ge=ce ~g3e|defg ~a3f|g2ag fddc:|

“Knit the Pocky”

…is the title for the original Scottish version of the tune. Simon Thoumire and Eilidh Shaw recorded a great version citing Bremner’s Collection (1761).

Liam O’Flynn’s Version

This is pretty close to Liam O’Flynn’s version.

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. The name ‘Corney is coming’.

‘Gorrie is Coming’ (Thanig Gorrie) is the name of a pibroch recorded by a piper named Campbell in his collecttion, The Nether Lorne MS, around the end of the 18th century. It is a totally different tune, but the title echoes a song from Man about King Gorrie (Godfrey) who tried three times to invade and conquer the island, before succeeding. He died around 1098AD, and a branch of his descendants are known as ‘Siol Gorrie’ (The Seed of Godfrey), the MacDonalds of Sleat. Runrig recorded a song of this name. So the title may be much older than these tales suggest