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Away In A Manger chords

Celtic Woman / Casting Crowns

We have included 2 versions of Away In A Manger as both are very popular depending on your country of origin. They are ideal for beginners with easy chords - all charts below.

Version 1
  • Music: William J. Kirkpatrick       Lyrics: Unknown:
  • Performance: Orla Fallon from the album Christmas Celebration - Celtic Woman
  • Music: Key of D Major in 3/4 time at 72 bpm (♩)
  • Song Chords: D, A, A7, B7, Em

Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play notes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
White Circles: Optional Notes - up to the discretion of the player
B: Bass Note  Unmarked strings: Play open  X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note

D Major A Major A7 B7 Em
D Major A Major A7 B7 Em

Away In A Manger

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key

     D      A   D                    B7   Em
1. A-way in a   man-ger  No crib for his  bed
       A7           D              E7             A
   The lit-tle Lord Jes-us    Laid down his sweet head
   A7   D        A   D                               B7  Em
   The  stars in the bright sky    Looked down where he  lay
       A7           D           A7           D
   The lit-tle Lord Jes-us    A-sleep on the hay

       D       A   D               B7        Em
2. The cat-tle are low-ing     The ba-by a - wakes
       A7           D             E7         A
   But lit-tle Lord Jes-us     No cry-ing He makes
   A7  D         A    D                        B7  Em
   I   love Thee Lord Je-sus    Look down from the sky
       A7         D             A7          D
   And stay by my side 	 Un-til morn-ing is nigh

      D       A    D                    B7  Em
3. Be near me Lord Jes-us    I ask Thee to  stay
         A7        D            E7        A 	
   Close by me for-ev-er    And love me I pray
   A7    D       A    D                       B7   Em
   Bless all the dear child-ren    In Thy ten-der  care
       A7          D           A7             D
   And feed us for-ev-er    To live with Thee there 

Version 2

  • Music: James R. Murray       Lyrics: Unknown
  • Performance: Casting Crowns from the album Peace On Earth - Casting Crowns
  • Music: Key of F# Major in 3/4 time at 100 bpm (♩) with chords: F#, B, C#7
  • Easier in E Major with chords: E, A, B7

Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play notes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
White Circles: Optional Notes - up to the discretion of the player
B: Bass Note  Unmarked strings: Play open  X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note

E Major A Major B7
E Major A Major B7

Away In A Manger by Casting Crowns

Capo on 2nd fret if playing with the video

Intro: 3/4
  |  E  |  𝄎  |  A  |  𝄎  |  E  |  𝄎  |  A  |  𝄎  |

     E                       A          E
1. A-way in a man-ger     No crib for a bed
       B7                           E
   The lit-tle Lord Je-sus     laid down his sweet head
       E                          A             E
   The stars in the sky    Looked down where He lay
       B7          E            A        B7  E
   The little Lord Jes-us     A-sleep on the hay

   |  E  |  𝄎  |  A  |  𝄎  |  E  |  𝄎  |  A  |  𝄎  |
     (hay)
     
       E                          A       E
2. The cat-tle are low-ing    The ba-by a-wakes
       B7                        E
   But lit-tle Lord Jes-us    No cry-ing He makes
     E                             A             E
   I love Thee Lord Jes-us    Look down from the sky
       B7         E               A        B7  E
   And stay by my crad-le    Till morn-ing is  nigh


   |   E   |  𝄎  |  A  |  𝄎  |  E  |  𝄎  |  A  |  𝄎  |
      (nigh)

      E                        A           E
3. Be near me Lord Jes-us    I ask Thee to stay
         B7                     E
   Close by me for-ev-er    And love me I pray
         E                            A           E
   Bless all the dear child-ren    In Thy ten-der care
       B7         E             A         B7   E
   And fit us for heav-en    To live with Thee there

4. Instrumental – (Play Verse)

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