Away In a Manger

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According to Wikipedia, this song has origins in American hymnals from the late 1800’s.  Though those hymnals tried to attribute the song to Martin Luther, it appears to be a lyric composed by an American and set to a Scottish melody.  I know of at least three melodies for this song, so in my piece I have attempted to include them all.  Notice how they all have waltz time, and all sound like they could easily be played as bagpipe marches; perhaps one could argue that this is a medley of unknown Scottish folk songs.