Wide Awake Reel
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WIDE AWAKE REEL. AKA and see "Young Arthur Daly." Irish? American, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. There was a clipper ship named "Wide Awake", recorded in American Clipper Ships 1833-1858 by Howe and Matthews, a fact probably coincidental with the tune title. More likely is that the title is associated with the 'Wide Awakes' , an American paramilitary organization affilliated with the Republican Party in the election of 1860 (in which Abraham Lincoln was elected).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 13. Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Reels and Rants), 1997; No. 198, p. 46. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 36.