The Fireman's Reel is a tune that everyone associates with Don Messer, (It became his theme) but George Wade and His Cornhuskers actually recorded it first. It's a lot like "The Cowboy's Reel" and these two tunes both seem to me to be the offspring of the well-known hornpipe "Off To California". It appears in "Ryan's Mammoth Collection" (1883) as "Miss Johnson's Hornpipe" in the key of G, and in other 19th century sources under other names.
The sheet music below is more-or-less the way the Cornhuskers play it in the sound file.
|Title||Fireman's Reel - George Wade & His Cornhuskers|
|Subject||Ontario Fiddle Hit Parade George Wade and His Cornhuskers Reels, Hornpipes, Strathspeys, Marches|
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