Away in a Manger

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Music by James R. Murray
Lyrics by Verses 1 and 2 Traditional, Verse 3 by John McFarland

VERSE 1

 F                   Bb         F 
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,

    C7                     F              
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head;

                            Bb            F 
The stars in the sky looked down where He lay,

    C7          F       Gm       C7  F 
The little Lord Jesus, Asleep on the hay. 

  
VERSE 2

    F                      Bb    F 
The cattle are lowing, the Baby awakes,

    C7                    F          
But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes.

                              Bb            F 
I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky,

    C7         F           Gm      C7 F 
And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh. 

  
VERSE 3

   F                      Bb          F 
Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay,

      C7                 F 
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray.

                               Bb         F 
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care,

    C7         F         Gm        C7   F 
And take us to heaven to live with Thee there. 

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo Bb Major C7 F Major G Minor
Guitar Bb Major C7 F Major G Minor
Mandolin Bb Major C7 F Major G Minor
Piano Bb Major C7 F Major G Minor
Ukulele Bb Major C7 F Major G Minor

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