Away In A Manger Mandolin Tab & Jam Track
Product DescriptionLast Updated On: March 3, 2016
Here’s what you’ll get in your download:
Premium Tablature for your instrument
Chord Chart for your song
1 MP3 with all the instruments Guitar, Mandolin, Bass and Banjo
1 MP3 with all the instruments EXCEPT yours.
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Learn to play along and practice with an entire Bluegrass Band with this Premium TAB from Layne Publications. Each TAB was written by Jordan Layne Bourland and is designed to help the beginner and intermediate student get up to pace and playing with a full band as quickly as possible. Each song also comes with two MP3s as well as the TAB and an accompanying chord chart. These MP3s are recorded slightly slower than you might hear the song at a Bluegrass Festival. The reason for this is to help you learn, not leave you in the dust! The first MP3 will have the entire Bluegrass Band Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar and Bass playing through the song exactly as you see it on your TAB. The second MP3 will be the exact same recording but without your particular instrument. This gives you a chance to jump in there without the help of the recording and practice along exactly as you would with a live band. Download this Premium Bluegrass Tab and start Jamming today!
According to Wikipedia:
“Away in a Manger” is a Christmas carol first published in 1885 in Philadelphia and used widely throughout the English-speaking world. In Britain it is one of the most popular carols, a 1996 Gallup Poll ranking it joint second.
The song was first published with two verses in an Evangelical Lutheran Sunday School collection, Little Children’s Book for Schools and Families (1885), where it simply bore the title “Away in a Manger” and was set to a tune called “St. Kilda,” credited to J.E. Clark.
For many years the text was credited to the German Protestant reformer Martin Luther. Research has shown, however, that this is nothing more than a fable. In the book Dainty songs for little lads and lasses for use in the kindergarten, school and home, by James R. Murray, (Cincinnati, The John Church Co., 1887) it bears the title “Luther’s Cradle Hymn” and the note, “Composed by Martin Luther for his children, and still sung by German mothers to their little ones.” A possible reason for the spurious attribution to Luther is that the 400th anniversary of his birth was in 1883. The words were either based on a poem written for this anniversary or were credited to Luther as a clever marketing gimmick. This song has never been found in Luther’s works.
The third stanza, “Be near me, Lord Jesus” was first printed in Gabriel’s Vineyard Songs (1892), where it appeared with a tune by Charles H. Gabriel (simply marked “C”), thus these words are probably by Gabriel. Gabriel credited the entire text to Luther and gave it the title “Cradle Song.” This verse is sometimes attributed to Dr. John McFarland, but since the popular story dates his contribution to 1904 (postdating the 1892 printing by 12 years), his contribution is highly questionable.