No Frontiers chords
- 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
- 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
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open X: Don't play string B: Bass Note
No Frontiers chords & lyrics
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 E7b9 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 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 E7b9 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 Hea-ven knows No fron-tiers Dm G Fadd9 | C/E - Gsus4 | C | And I've seen hea-ven in your... eyes...
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 comfortable playing 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 'harder chords' are not that hard once you get used to them. Here is a look at the chord theory for the more difficult ones:Chord: Em7b5/Bb - 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 - barring the first 3 strings with the first finger and simply add the 4th finger.
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