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2018 Holiday Contest Entry, "Away in a Manger"

By James R. Murray

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Voice, Guitar Tab - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by James R. Murray. Arranged by R.S. Carrier. Early Music, Christian, General Worship, Christmas, Children's Music. Solo Part. 2 pages. Published by R.S. Carrier (S0.425613).

Item Number: S0.425613

The beloved "Away in a Manger," known to children from two years of age and up. In the key of D (major,) a simple and well known melody. Note: Although I do consider this a simple little song, any thought that this is an unusually easy guitar arrangement would be a mistake. This is, in fact, a rather challenging arrangement, especially the way I have tabbed it. Measures 6 - 9 are particularly difficult. If you can find an easier way to finger it, more power to you. Some contradictory information has been found regarding the attribution of the opus. Some have suggested it was from Martin Luther (himself,) but others have said it was written for his 400th anniversary. But the hymn book I found it in (to copy the lyrics) attributes it to a James R. Murray, so I have also given him credit. It was first published in 1884, in any event.

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