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AwayinaManger

Greg singing "Away in a Manger" while Anthony and Murray play guitars and Jeff sleeps

Away in a Manger is a Christmas song from Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas, Santa's Rockin'!, and Go Santa Go!. it was written by Martin Luther.

Origins

Some versions use the James R. Murray tune and others use the William J. Kirpatrick tune.

Production

The 1996 version uses the Kirkpatrick tune while the 2004 and 2013 versions uses the Murray ones.

Song Credits

Video Introduction Music

Song

1996 Version

  • Music: William J. Kirpatrick
  • Lyrics: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, Martin Luther
  • Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Publisher: EMI Music

2004 Version

  • Music: James R. Murray
  • Lyrics: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, Martin Luther
  • Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field, Dominic Lindsay
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes

2013 Version

Musicians

Video Introduction Music

  • Piano: Dominic Lindsay

1996 Version

2004 Version

Karaoke Version

2013 Version

Song Lyrics

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed.

The little lord Jesus lay down his sweet head.

The stars in the bright sky look down where he lay.

The little lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

The cattle a-lowing, the baby awakes.

The little lord Jesus no crying he makes.

I love thee lord Jesus. Look down from the sky.

And stay by my side 'till morning is nigh.

Be near me Lord Jesus I ask thee to stay.

Close by me forever and love me, I pray.

Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care.

And take us to heaven to live with Thee there.

Trivia

  • The song is sung and played differently in each version, including an instrumental version Raffi did on his Christmas album.
  • The 2013 CD version than the DVD version is longer with extra verses.
  • The Wiggles wrote some of their own lyrics.
  • The Wiggles rewrote And stay by my cradle to And stay by my side.

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