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FREE Campfire Singalong Songbook

20 classic, not-too-hard songs your friends and family will love.

Beatles - Petty - Johnny Cash - Eagles - John Denver - Dylan


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    Away in a Manger



    In 3/4


    Chord Guide


    E:    022100


    A:    x02220

           213 4

    B7:   x21202



    Strum: B   D   D

           1 + 2 + 3 +


    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




    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.