Several composers have written melodies to the lyrics of Away in a Manger, but the origin of the lyrics is unknown. The music to the most famous version of the carol is attributed to the american musician James R. Murray, who lived from 1841 to 1905. Besides composing, he was also a piano teacher and editor of a music magazine.
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