Away In A Manger chords

2 Versions - 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

Away In A Manger by Celtic Woman ft. 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

🗝️ D Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

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

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)

🗝️ E Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

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