Corney Is Coming reel

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

There are 32 recordings of a tune by this name.

Corney Is Coming has been added to 141 tunebooks.

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Three 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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Ten 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