Away in the Manger

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If you're looking for some free Christmas Sheet music, be sure and stop by http://www.musicandyou.com You'll find Away In a Manger (Simply Chords) for piano music and also Away In a Manger (Intermediate) music and mp3. 


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One of the sweetest songs to sing around this time of year, is Away in the Manger.
Here it is in the Key of E.

Intro:  / A - - / E - - / B7 - - / E - - /

     E (2)                        A            E
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
        B7 (2)                     E (2)
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head;
           E (2)                          A                    E
The stars in the sky looked down where He lay;
       A              E            B7             E (2)
The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.

         E (2)                         A              E
The cattle are lowing, the poor baby wakes.
      B7 (2)                        E (2)
But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes;
    E                                         A                      E
I love Thee, Lord Jesus!  Look down from the sky,
          A               E            B7           E (2)
And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.

        E (2)                        A                    E
Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
         B7 (2)                   E (2)
Close by me forever and love me I pray
         E (2)                            A               E
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care
        A               E           B7                     E (hold)
And take us to heaven to live with Thee there

Now, let's play the same song for easy piano in the Key of F.


     F (2)                       Bb            F
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
       C7 (2)                     F (2)
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head;
           F (2)                          Bb                    F
The stars in the sky looked down where He lay;
      C7             F         Dm   Bb  C7   F (2)
The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.

         E (2)                         A              E
The cattle are lowing, the poor baby wakes.
      B7 (2)                        E (2)
But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes;
    E                                         A                      E
I love Thee, Lord Jesus!  Look down from the sky,
          A               E            B7           E (2)
And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.

        E (2)                        A                    E
Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
         B7 (2)                   E (2)
Close by me forever and love me I pray
         E (2)                            A               E
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care
        A               E           B7                     E (hold)
And take us to heaven to live with Thee there

 I received this arrangement in the Key of G from www.sheetmusicdigital.com

G (2)                        C            G
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
        D (2)                     G (2)          A7        D
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head;
           G (2)                          C                   G
The stars in the sky looked down where He lay;
                               Am7  D7           G (2)
The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.

         D(2)                         A7              D
The cattle are lowing, the poor baby wakes.
                               A7                   D7
But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes;
    G                                         C                      G
I love Thee, Lord Jesus!  Look down from the sky,
                                     Am7    D7       G(2)
And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.

 Let's try playing the song in the Key of A.

A (2)                        D            A
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
                E            A                   B7     E
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head;
           A (2)                          D                    A
The stars in the sky looked down where He lay;
              E      A         D6  A  E7    A
The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.


Here's a nice arrangement by William Kirkpatrick that I like to play:

F (2)         Gm/Bb         F      Bb  Gm7 C7
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
 Gm   Bb  C    F9 F         Bb13 G7 Bb     C
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head;
       F (2)     Gm     F                   Bb  Gm7  C7
The stars in the sky looked down where He lay;
  Gm    Gm7 C F9 F         Bb13   G7  C7   F(2)
The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.

       

  Have a wonderful weekend, 





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