Like many Christmas carols, Away in a Manger has been set to music by several composers. The most popular version of the song in the United States was written by James Murray, and it is featured on this page. For the version that is more popular in Great Britain and other parts of the world, see the page for Away in a Manger for piano by William Kirkpatrick.
There are five sheet music versions of Away in a Manger by Murray for piano here in the key of G, for beginners to more advanced players. Select one of the images below for a free printable PDF of the carol. Visit soon for more arrangements. The Away in a Manger for piano beginner version 1 features the melody in the treble clef staff. Away in a Manger for piano easy version 2 splits the melody between the right and left hands. Away in a Manger for piano simple version 3 has a basic left hand accompaniment line to complement the melody. Away in a Manger for piano intermediate version 4 has a harmonized accompaniment. Away in a Manger for piano advanced version 5 features a more complex arrangement with harmony and moving notes in the left hand.
For a lead sheet with chords, visit the main sheet music page for Away in a Manger. It includes arrangements of the carol in seven different keys, as well as links to the song for band and string instruments and recorder. The lyrics to Away in a Manger are also available. Visit the Christmas music for piano page for an explanation of the different arrangements of the carols, as well as sheet music for many more songs.
New! - Play this song along with instrumentalists and singers! Piano accompaniment parts for Away in a Manger are now available to accompany all instruments and singers, in free, printable PDF format.