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Hotel California - The Eagles

 Capo 7th Fret - 4/4 Time
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Intro (1st guitar - Capo 7th Fret):
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   Em                        B7
      _   _   _               _   _   _   _ 
   | | | | | | |   | | | |   | | | | | | | |
e|-------------0-|---------|---------2-------|
B|-0-------0-----|---------|-----0-----0---4-|
G|-0---0-----0---|-----0-2-|---2---2-----2---|
D|-2-2---2-------|---------|-1---------------|
A|-2-------------|---------|-----------------|
E|-0-------------|---------|-----------------|

   D2                              C#m,5-
    _   _   _   _       _     _     _   _   _   _ 
   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
e|---------0-------|-------------|---------------0-|
B|-----3-----3-----|-----3-------|---------0-------|
G|---2---2-----2---|---2-------2-|-----0-----0-----|
D|-0-------------0-|---------0---|---2---2-----2---|
A|-----------------|-------0-----|-4---------------|
E|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|

   C                               G
    _   _   _   _       _   _       _   _   _   _       _     _
   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|---------------0-|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
B|---------1-------|-------------|---------0-------|-----0-----0-|
G|-----0-----0-----|---------0---|-----0-----0-----|---0---------|
D|---2---2-----2---|-----0h2-----|-0-0---0-----0---|---------0---|
A|-3---------------|---3---------|---------------2-|-------------|
E|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------3-----|

   Am7                             B7
    _   _   _   _       _     _     _   _   _   _ 
   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
e|---------------0-|-------------|---------------2-|
B|---------1-------|-------------|---------0-------|
G|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-|-----2-2---2-----|
D|---2---2-----2---|---2-----2---|---1---------1---|
A|-0---------------|-------------|-2---------------|
E|-----------------|-------0-----|-----------------|


Chords & Lyrics (1st guitar - Capo 7th Fret):
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Em                        B7
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
D2                     C#m,5-
Warm smell of colitas, rising through the air
C                         G
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
Am7                                       B7
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim, I had to stop for the night


There she stood in the doorway, I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself this could be heaven or this could be hell
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor; I thought I heard them say


Chorus:
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C                    G
Welcome to the Hotel California
B7                                                Em
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place), such a lovely face
C                              G
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
  Am7                                        B7
Any time of year (any time of year), you can find it here


*:·..·:*¨¨*:·..·:*¨¨*:·..·:*¨¨*


Chords & Lyrics (2nd Guitar - No Capo):
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Bm                        F#
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
A                      E
Warm smell of colitas, rising through the air
G                         D
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimering light
Em                                        F#
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim, I had to stop for the night


There she stood in the doorway, I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself this could be heaven or this could be hell
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor; I thought I heard them say


Chorus 1:
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G                        D
Welcome to the Hotel California
F#                                                Bm
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place), such a lovely face
G                               D
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
    Em                                       F#
Any time of year (any time of year), you can find it here


Her mind is Tiffany twisted, she got the Mercedes Benz
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the captain, Please bring me my wine, He said
We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty-nine
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night, just to hear them say


Chorus 2:
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Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place), such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise), bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice, and she said
We are all just prisoners here, of our own device
And in the master's chambers, they gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives but they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
Relax, said the night man, We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave

Solo: 5 verses...fade out
        
 
 

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Hotel California - The Eagles
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 7/13/2012
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Hotel California

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Hotel California - The Eagles
Hotel California

Hotel California is the title song from the Eagles' album of the same name and was released as a single in February 1977. It is one of the best-known songs of the album-oriented rock era. Writing credits for the song are shared by Don Felder, Don Henley and Glenn Frey. The Eagles' original recording of the song features Henley singing the lead vocals and concludes with an extended section of electric guitar interplay between Felder and Joe Walsh. The song has been given several interpretations by fans and critics alike, but the Eagles have described it as their "interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles".

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