Away In A Manger chords

2 Versions - Orla Fallon & 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
Orla Fallon

Away In A Manger by Orla Fallon

      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 tend-er care
        A7	    D	        A7              D
   And feed us for-ev-er___ To live with Thee there
Away In A Manger - Version 1 by William J. Kirkpatrick

Free Music Transposition   Simply highlight & copy the entire song sheet above - then click on the button... more.
Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 : Fingers/Notes 
Unmarked strings: play open
x: don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
           D                  A                 A7                 B7                 Em
    e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|-4-|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|-3-|---|     B|---|-3-|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|
    G|---|-1-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-3-|---|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|-1-|---|     D|---|-1-|---|     D|-1-|---|---|     D|---|-2-|---|
    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|-1-|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          D                  A                 A7                 B7                 Em
    |---|-2-|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|-4-|---|e     |---|---|---|e
    |-3-|---|---|B     |---|-3-|---|B     |---|-3-|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B
    |---|-1-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|-1-|---|D     |---|-1-|---|D     |---|---|-1-|D     |---|-2-|---|D
   x|---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1   Frets

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
  • Capo on 2: Play in the key of E Major with chords E, A, B7
Casting Crowns

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)
Away In A Manger - Version 2 by James R. Murray

Free Music Transposition   Simply highlight & copy the entire song sheet above - then click on the button... more.
Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 : Fingers/Notes 
Unmarked strings: play open
x: don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
           E                  A                 B7
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|-4-|---|
    B|---|---|---|     B|---|-3-|---|     B|---|---|---|
    G|-1-|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-3-|---|
    D|---|-3-|---|     D|---|-1-|---|     D|-1-|---|---|
    A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|-2-|---|
    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          E                  A                 B7
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|-4-|---|e
    |---|---|---|B     |---|-3-|---|B     |---|---|---|B
    |---|---|-1-|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G
    |---|-3-|---|D     |---|-1-|---|D     |---|---|-1-|D
    |---|-2-|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A
    |---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
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