X:1 T:Republican Spirit M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:George P. Knauff – Virginia Reels vol. 1 N:Published in Baltimore by Geo. Willig n.d. (1839) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D D/(F/A/d/)|f/a/f/d/ c/A/B/c/|(d/A/F/A/) (D/F/A/F/)|(E/G/B/G/) (A/F/D/F/)|EE D/(F/A/d/)| (f/a/f/d/) c/(A/B/c/)|d/A/F/A/ D/(F/A/F/)|E/(G/B/G/) (A/c/e/c/)|d2:| |:(F/A/e/f/)|(g/f/g/e/) (A/d/f/g/)|(a/^g/a/f/) d>A|(B/c/d/e/) f>g|f/e/d (A/c/d/e/)| (f/d/A/F/) (E/G/B/e/)|(g/f/g/e/) (d/c/B/A/)|(B/A/G/F/) G/B/E/c/|[F2d2]:||
REPUBLICAN SPIRIT. AKA and see "Missouri Hornpipe," "Folding Down the Sheets." American, Reel (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears under this title in George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels, volume I (1839, No. 2, p. 1). See note for “Folding Down the Sheets.” See also the closely related Canadian tunes "Mackilmoyle Reel," "Petits Moutons (Les)" and "Galope de la Malbaie."