Chris de Burgh Guitar Chords

Chris de Burgh

Biography

An art rocker who occasionally writes pop-oriented material, Chris de Burgh has never been as popular in his native Britain or the United States as he was in other areas of the world. In America, he's only managed two Top 40 hits -- 1983's "Don't Pay the Ferryman" (number 34) and the number three ballad "The Lady in Red" (1986). In Britain, he's had the same number of Top 40 singles -- "The Lady in Red" was a number one hit and "Missing You" peaked at number three -- yet he's had a number of minor hits. Nevertheless, he has gained astounding popularity in other countries, particularly Norway and Brazil.

De Burgh signed with A&M Records in 1974, and supported Supertramp on their Crime of the Century tour, building himself a small fan base. His debut, Far Beyond These Castle Walls, was a folk-tinged stab at fantasy in the tradition of the Moody Blues that failed to chart upon its release in February of 1975. That July, he released a single from the album called "Flying." It didn't make an impression in the U.K., but it stayed on top of the Brazilian charts for 17 weeks. This became a familiar pattern for the singer/songwriter, as every one of his '70s albums failed to chart in the U.K. or U.S. while they racked up big sales in European and South American countries. In 1981, he had his first U.K. chart entry with Best Moves, a collection culled from his early albums. It set the stage for 1982's Rupert Hine-produced The Getaway, which reached number 30 on the U.K. charts and number 43 in the U.S., thanks to the eerie single "Don't Pay the Ferryman." De Burgh's follow-up album, Man on the Line, also performed well, charting at 69 in the U.S. and 11 in the U.K.

De Burgh had an across-the-board success with the languid ballad "The Lady in Red" in late 1986; the single became a number one hit in England (number three in America) and its accompanying album, Into the Light, reached number two in the U.K. (number 25 in the U.S.). That Christmas season, a re-release of de Burgh's 1976 holiday song "A Spaceman Came Travelling" became a Top 40 hit in the U.K. Flying Colours, his follow-up to Into the Light, entered the British charts at number one upon its 1988 release, yet it failed to make the American charts.

De Burgh never hit the U.S. charts again and his commercial fortunes began to slide slightly in Britain in the early '90s, yet he retained a devoted following around the world. Throughout the '90s, de Burgh continued to release albums and had a handful of low-charting hits (making his biggest mark with 1997's "So Beautiful," which made it to number 29). The '90s also saw the beginning of a live album release frenzy for de Burgh, which continued into the 2000s.

With the new millennium came new studio albums as well: 2002's Timing Is Everything; 2004's The Road to Freedom; 2006's The Storyman; and 2008's covers album Footsteps (released a year later in the U.S. and the U.K.). He also embarked on various tours across Europe during the latter 2000s. De Burgh remained highly prolific after 2010, releasing five further albums including a second album of covers with 2011's Footsteps, Vol. 2, a career-spanning set of newly recorded songs from his own catalog with 2012's Home, and a return to new studio material with 2014's The Hands of Man. In 2016, de Burgh delivered his 21st studio album, A Better World, featuring the single "Bethlehem." ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & J. Scott McClintock
Genres: mellow gold, soft rock

Guitar Chords:

A Celebration
A Celebration (ver. 2)
All For Love
All The Love I Have
All The Love I Have Inside
All The Love I Have Inside (ver. 2)
Always On My Mind
American Jesus
A Night On The River
Another Rainbow
A Rainy Night In Paris
A Spaceman Came Travelling
A Spaceman Came Travelling (ver. 2)
A Spaceman Came Travelling (ver. 3)
A Space Man Came Travelling
A Womans Heart
A Womans Heart (ver. 2)
Bal Masque
Bethlehem
Big City Sundays
Blonde Hair Blue Jeans
Borderline
Borderline (ver. 2)
Borderline (ver. 3)
Borderline (ver. 4)
Broken Wings
Brother John
Brother John (ver. 2)
By My Side
Carry Me
Carry Me (ver. 2)
Carry Me (ver. 3)
Carry Me (ver. 4)
Carry On
Crusader
Crusader (ver. 2)
Crying And Laughing
Day After Day
Diamond In The Dark
Diamond In The Dark (ver. 2)
Discovery
Discovery (ver. 2)
Discovery (ver. 3)
Dont Look Back
Dont Look Back (ver. 2)
Dont Pay The Ferryman
Dont Pay The Ferryman (ver. 2)
Dont Pay The Ferryman (ver. 3)
Eastern Wind
Empty Rooms
Even Now
Every Drop Of Rain
Every Drop Of Rain (ver. 2)
Every Step Of The Way
Everywhere I Go
Fatal Hesitation
Fatal Hesitation (ver. 2)
Fire On The Water
Five Past Dreams
Five Past Dreams (ver. 2)
Flying Home
Footsteps First Steps Footsteps Footsteps 2 Theme
Forevermore
Forevermore (ver. 2)
For Rosanna
Goodnight Acoustic
Go Where Your Heart Believes
Greater Love
Guilty Secret
Have A Care
Heart Of Darkness
Heart Of Darkness (ver. 2)
Here For You
Here For You (ver. 2)
Here Is Your Paradise
Here Is Your Paradise (ver. 2)
High On Emotion
High On Emotion (ver. 2)
High On Emotion (ver. 3)
Hold On
Hold On (ver. 2)
If Beds Could Talk
If You Really Love Her Let Her Go
I Had The Love In My Eyes
I Had The Love In My Eyes (ver. 2)
Im Counting On You
Im Going Home
Im Not Crying Over You
Im Not Scared Anymore
Im Not Scared Anymore (ver. 2)
In A Country Churchyard
In A Country Churchyard (ver. 2)
In Dreams
In Love Forever
In Your Eyes
I See You Everywhere
I See You Everywhere (ver. 2)
Its Me And Im Ready To Go
Its Such A Long Way Home
I Want It And I Want It Now
I Will
I Will (ver. 2)
Just Another Poor Boy
Just A Word Away
Just In Time
Kiss Me From A Distance
La Dama De Ayer
Lady In Red
Lady In Red (ver. 2)
Lady In Red (ver. 3)
Lady In Red (ver. 4)
Lady In Red (ver. 5)
Lady In Red (ver. 6)
Lady In Red (ver. 7)
Last Night
Leather On My Shoes
Lebanese Night
Lebanese Night (ver. 2)
Le Coeur Dune Femme
Leningrad
Letting Go
Liberty
Light A Fire
Little Angel
Live For The Day
Living In The World
Living On The Island
Lonely Sky
Lonely Sky (ver. 2)
Lonesome Cowboy
Love And Time
Love Is My Decision
Love Of The Heart Divine
Loves Got A Hold On Me
Making The Perfect Man
Man On The Line
Meridiem
Missing You
Moonfleet Bay
Moonlight And Vodka
Moonlight And Vodka (ver. 2)
Much More Than This
Much More Than This (ver. 2)
My Fathers Eyes
My Fathers Eyes (ver. 2)
My Hearts Surrender
My Lover Is
Natasha Dance
Nori Ta Abadiat Dooset Daram
Nothing Ever Happens Round Here
Nothing Ever Happens Round Here (ver. 2)
Oh My Brave Hearts
Old-Fashioned People
Old Friend
On A Christmas Night
Once Upon A Time Live
One Life One Love
One More Goodbye
One More Mile To Go
One Word Straight To The Heart
One World
Patricia The Stripper
People Of The World
People Of The World (ver. 2)
Perfect Day
Pure Joy
Quand Je Pense A Toi
Quiet Moments
Quiet Revolution
Quiet Revolution (ver. 2)
Read My Name
Revolution
Rhythm Of The Rain Crying In The Rain
Riding On A Rainbow
Rose Of England
Sailing Away
Sailing Away (ver. 2)
Sailor
Saint Peters Gate
Saint Peters Gate (ver. 2)
Satin Green Shutters
Save Me
Say Goodbye To It All
Separate Tables
Seperate Tables
Shadows And Lights
She Means Everything To Me
She Must Have Known
Shine On
Shine On (ver. 2)
Shine On (ver. 3)
Ship To Shore
Ship To Shore (ver. 2)
Sight And Touch
Sin City
Snow Is Falling
Snows Of New York
Snows Of New York (ver. 2)
So Beautiful
Some Things Never Change
Songbird
Spanish Train
Spanish Train (ver. 2)
Spirit
Strangers On A Train
Suddenly Love
Summer Rain
Taking It To The Top
Talk To Me
Tender Hands
Tender Hands (ver. 2)
The Ballad Of Thunder Gulch
The Ballroom Of Romance
The Bells Of Christmas
The Best That Love Can Be
The Bridge
The Candlestick
The Connemara Coast
The Connemara Coast (ver. 2)
The Days Of Our Age
The Ecstasy Of Flight I Love The Night
The Escape
The Fields Of Agincourt
The Getaway
The Ghost Of Old King Richard
The Girl With April In Her Eyes
The Grace Of A Dancer
The Hands Of Man
The Head And The Heart
The Journey
The Keeper Of The Keys
The Lady In Red
The Last Moments Of The Dawn
The Last Time I Cried
The Leader
The Leader Trilogy
The Light On The Bay
The Long And Winding Road
The Mirror Of The Soul
The Nightingale
The Painter
The Power Of Peace
There Goes My Heart Again
Theres A New Star Up In Heaven Tonight
Theres Room In This Heart Tonight
The Revolution Trilogy
The Risen Lord
The Risen Lord (ver. 2)
The Rivers Of Abraham
The Road To Freedom
The Same Sun
The Secret Of The Locket
The Seduction Of Lady Jane Seymour
The Shadow Of The Mountain
The Simple Truth A Child Is Born
The Son And The Father
The Sound Of A Gun
The Spirit Of Man
The Storm
The Storyman
The Storyman (ver. 2)
The Sweetest Kiss Of All
The Tower
The Tower (ver. 2)
The Tower (ver. 3)
The Traveller
The Words I Love You
This Is Love
This Silent World
This Song For You
This Waiting Heart
Through These Eyes
Timing Is Everything
Tonight
Transmission Ends
Transmission Ends (ver. 2)
Traveller
Treasure And Betrayal
Turning Round Flying
Two Sides To Every Story
Up Here In Heaven
Waiting For The Hurricane
Waiting For The Hurricane Acoustic
Wall Of Silence
We Can Work It Out
What You Mean To Me
When I See You Tonight
When I Think Of You
When I Think Of You (ver. 2)
When I Think Of You (ver. 3)
When The Dream Is Over
Where Have All The Flowers Gone
Where Peaceful Waters Flow
Where Peaceful Waters Flow (ver. 2)
Where We Will Be Going
Where Would I Be
Why Mona Lisa Smiled
You And Me
You Are The Reason
You Look Beautiful