No Frontiers chords

by The Corrs

No Frontiers was written by Irish singer songwriter, Jimmy McCarthy in 1989. The Corrs did a cover of the song which was featured on the album The Corrs Unplugged, recorded October 5, 1999 and released Nov 12, 1999.

Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at 116 bpm (♩)
Chords: C, C/E, Cmaj7/E, F, Fadd9, F/G, F6, G, Gsus4, G/B, D7sus4, Dm, Dm7, A, Am7, Em7b5/Bb, E7b9
The Corrs

No Frontiers by The Corrs

Intro: 4/4 
 |  Fadd9  | Fadd9  - Gsus4  |  Fadd9  | Fadd9  -  C/E  |  

D7sus4         Cmaj7/E   Fadd9                     F
1. If life is a ri-ver___     And your heart is a boat
  C    G/B         Am7                    D7sus4          G
   And just like a wa-ter, ba-by, ba-by___      Born to float
D7sus4             Cmaj7/E         Fadd9        F/G
   And if life is a wild wind that blows way on high
 C          G/B        Am7       F6           G
   And your heart is A-me-li-a___  Dy-ing to fly


       F          G   Em7b5/Bb       A
Chorus: Hea-ven knows___      No fron-tiers
      Dm               G              Fadd9  | Fadd9  - C/E  |
        And I've seen hea-ven in your eyes


D7sus4               Cmaj7/E      Fadd9         F/G
 2. And if life is a bar- room in which we must wait
   C           G/B          Am7             D7sus4    G
    'Round the man with his fin-gers on the i-vo-ry gates
D7sus4                  Cmaj7/E      Fadd9          F/G
    Where we sing un-til dawn of our fears and our fates
   C        G/B           Am7         F6               G
    And we stack all the dead men in self ad-dressed crates

                 C                         F     G
Bridge: In your eyes faint as the sing-ing of a lark
             E7(b9)               Am
        That some-how this black night
              Am       G       F
        Feels war-mer for the spark
         F       G        C
        War-mer for the spark
           C/E       F       G       E7(b9)              Am
        To warm us 'til the day when fear will lose its grip
            Am       G       F
        And hea-ven has its ways
         

                  G      Em7b5/Bb       A
Chorus: Hea-ven knows___         No fron-tiers
      Dm               G             Fadd9  | Fadd9  - C/E  |
        And I've seen hea-ven in your eyes


D7sus4           Cmaj7/E      Fadd9         F/G
 3. If life is a rough bed of bram-bles and nails
   C           G/B        Am7           D7sus4            G
    And your spi-rit's a slave to man's whips and man's jails
D7sus4                       Cmaj7/E     Fadd9         F/G
    Where you thirst and you hun-ger for jus-tice and right
   C         G/B        Am7            F6               G
    And your heart is a pure flame of man's con-stant night


                 C                         F     G
Bridge: In your eyes faint as the sing-ing of a lark
             E7(b9)               Am
        That some-how this black night
              Am       G       F
        Feels war-mer for the spark
         F       G        C
        War-mer for the spark
            C/E      F       G       E7b9               Am
        To warm us 'til the day when fear will lose its grip
            Am       G       F                  G       C
        And hea-ven has its ways___ And heaven has its ways
     Dm7     C/E       F      G
        When all will har-mo-nize
                E7b9                Am                    G     F
        And you know what's in our hearts, the dream will re-a-lize

                  G   Em7b5/Bb       A
Chorus: Hea-ven knows___      No fron-tiers
      Dm               F      C/E      F
        And I've seen hea-ven in your eyes
                 G   Em7b5/Bb        A
        Heaven knows___       No fron-tiers
      Dm               G                    Fadd9 | C/E  - Gsus4  |  C  |
        And I've seen hea-ven in your... eyes...

C Major

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4: Notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right Handed Chord Tabs
          C               C/E            Cmaj7/E           Fadd9             F/G              F
   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|-4-|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|
   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|
   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|-1-|-2-|---|
   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|---|-3-|   D|---|---|-4-|   D|-1-|---|-4-|
   A|---|---|-3-|   A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|-3-|   A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|---|x  A|-1-|---|-3-|
   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|-3-|   E|-1-|---|---| 
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3 

          G              Gsus4             G/B              Am7               A               F6
   e|---|---|-3-|   e|---|---|-4-|   e|---|---|-4-|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|
   B|---|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|-3-|---|   B|---|---|-4-|
   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|-2-|---|
   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|-1-|---|   D|---|---|-3-|
   A|---|-1-|---|   A|---|---|---|x  A|---|-2-|---|   A|---|---|---|   A|---|---|---|   A|---|---|---|x
   E|---|---|-2-|   E|---|---|-3-|   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3 

        D7sus4            Dm               Dm7           Em7b5/Bb           E7b9
   e|---|---|-4-|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|---|---|-4-|   e|-1-|---|---|
   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|---|-3-|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|---|-4-|   B|-1-|---|-4-|
   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|---|-3-|   G|-1-|---|---|
   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|-3-|---|
   A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|---|x  A|-1-|---|---|   A|---|-2-|---|
   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3

 Left Handed Chord Tabs
       C               C/E            Cmaj7/E           Fadd9             F/G               F
 |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |-4-|---|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e
 |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B
 |---|---|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|-2-|-1-|G
 |---|-2-|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D   |-3-|---|---|D   |-4-|---|---|D   |-4-|---|-1-|D
 |-3-|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A   |-3-|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A   |-3-|---|-1-|A
x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |-3-|---|---|E   |---|---|-1-|E
   3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1  Frets         

       G              Gsus4             G/B              Am7               A               F6
 |-3-|---|---|e   |-4-|---|---|e   |-4-|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e
 |---|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|-3-|---|B   |-4-|---|---|B
 |---|---|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G
 |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D   |---|-1-|---|D   |-3-|---|---|D
 |---|-1-|---|A  x|---|---|---|A   |---|-2-|---|A   |---|---|---|A   |---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A
 |-2-|---|---|E   |-3-|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E
   3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1  Frets
   
     D7sus4            Dm               Dm7           Em7b5/Bb           E7b9
 |-4-|---|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |-4-|---|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e
 |---|---|-1-|B   |-3-|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |-4-|---|---|B   |-4-|---|-1-|B
 |---|-2-|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |-3-|---|---|G   |---|---|-1-|G
 |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D   |---|-3-|---|D
x|---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A   |---|---|-1-|A   |---|-2-|---|A
x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |---|---|---|E
   3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1  Frets

Notes

  • Level Of Ease: Fairly - once you get used to playing all the chords. make sure you practice all the unfamiliar chords till they become fluent. If you are playing with the video, the chord changes occur at a fairly rapid rate and it is easier to keep up if you are familiar with all the chords.

    If you find it too difficult, simply repalce all the harder chords with their simpler relations as follows:
    Fmaj9, F/G → F
    C, C/E, Cmaj7/E → C
    Gsus4, G/B → G
    Em7b5/Bb → Em7
    E7b9 → E7
  • The 'hard chords' are not that hard once you get the hang of them. Here is a look at the chord theory for the more difficult ones:
Chord: Em7b5/Bb This means Em7b5 leading with a Bb bass note
E Major Scale: E F# G# A B C# D# E
Formula for m7b5 = 1, b3, b5, b7
Em7b5/Bb = E - G - Bb - D leading with Bb bass note
e|---|---|-4-| G
B|---|---|-4-| D
G|---|---|-3-| Bb
D|---|-2-|---| E
A|-1-|---|---| Bb
E|---|---|---| x
   1   2   3
Please note, the 3rd finger can be played by the 4th or if you have a wider hand span, you can play all notes on the 3rd fret with the 3rd finger... comfort is the key.
Chord: E7b9
E Major Scale with extras: E F# G# A B C# D# E F#
Formula for 7b9 = 1, 3, 5, b7, b9
E7b9 = E - G# - B - D - F
e|-1-|---|---| F
B|-1-|---|-4-| D
G|-1-|---|---| G#
D|---|-3-|---| E
A|---|-2-|---| B
E|---|---|---| E
   1   2   3
Tip: Pretend you are playing an open E chord with the first finger barring the first 3 strings and simply add the 4th finger.
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