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Tabbed By: Scott Staley
Email: strumntheguitar@yahoo.com

Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note


This song has three guitars in it, one is a 12 string, which has a capo on the 2nd fret
and plays the top chords which are shown here in parentheses.  A 6 string guitar plays
the other chords and the lead.  Forgive me if there are a few mistakes/typos in here...
this thing was a pain to type out :p
 

(Am)                                      (G)
   Bm                                        A
e:-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B:--------------------3--5--7--7h8p7--5/7--|---------------------------------|
G:-----4--4h5p3h4--5-----------------------|--------7-6----------------------|
D:-----------------------------------------|----7-9---------7h9-7------------|
A:-----------------------------------------|--------------9--------9\7--5/7--|
E:-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

  (Dsus2)
   Em                                  (keeps repeating)
e:-----------0-------0-------0-------0-----7p0-----10p0-----7p0-----10p0-----7p0-----10p0-|
B:---------0-------0-------0-------0-----8-------8--------8-------8--------8-------8------|
G:-------0-------2-------4-------7-----9-------9--------9-------9--------9-------9--------|
D:-----2-------4-------5-------9----------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                             (E7)

e:-----7p0-----10p0-----7-6-7-9-10-9-10-12/14-14~~~~~-|
B:---8-------8--------8-------------------------------|
G:-9-------9--------9---------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------|


Percussions come in here.

  (Asus2)
   Bm
e:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:---------7h8p7---|-7-7-------7-----|-----------------|-----------------|
G:---------------9-|-------9-------7-|---9---7---------|-----------------|
D:-------9---------|-----------------|---------9p7-7/9~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  (G)
   A
e:-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-7-----9-10-9-10-|
B:-----------------|-----------------|-------8---7-8/10-|-----------------|
G:-----------7-6---|-6---6-----.-----|-6-7-9------------|-----------------|
D:-------7-9-----9-|-------7---9-----|------------------|-----------------|
A:-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|

  (Dsus2)
   Em
e:-12\\----------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-7h0---10-|---12---10---7\\----|
B:--------------0--|------0-------0--|-----0-------0----|--------------------|
G:-------------0---|-----2-------4---|---9--------------|--------------------|
D:---------2-------|-4-------5-------|-7----------------|--------------------|
A:-----------------|-----------------|------------------|--------------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|------------------|--------------------|

  (E)
   F#7
e:---------9--9h10p9\7--7h9p7\6-----|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:----------------------------------|-8--7--7--7--8--7-|---7-------------|-----------------|
G:----------------------------------|------------------|-9-----7---6-----|-----------------|
D:----------------------------------|------------------|-------------9-8~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
A:----------------------------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:----------------------------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|


This is where things get complicated....
The 12-string starts messing with picking patterns based around these chords:
        Am   E7   G   D9   F   C   Dm   E7

The 6 string playing the chords begins playing what the 12 string was playing in the
intro, but without the capo.

The lead guitar starts playing this:

e:-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|------------------|
B:-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|------------------|
G:-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|------------------|
D:-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|------------------|
A:-5~~~~~~-7---9---|-7-----------5h7p5\4~~~~~~~~~~-|-4~~~~~~-5---7---|-\2~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
E:-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|------------------|
       

e:-----------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
B:-----------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
G:-----------------|--2---------------|-----------------|---------------------|
D:-----------------|--0-------2/4-0---|-2-------4---5---|-4h5p4\2-4-----------|
A:-2~~~~~~-4---5---|-\0---------------|-----------------|---------------------|
E:-----------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------------|


The lyrics begin here and everything keeps doing the same thing, except the 6 string
doing the chords, which stops playing until the first verse is complete. 

Chorus, 12 string plays these chords:
        F   C   D7   Am   F   C   Dm   E
The rhythm 6 string plays this:
        G   D   F#  "Fill 2"  D   Em   F#

Lead plays Fill 1, 2, and 3.  

Fill 1
  California                          Such a lovely place, such a
e:--|-----------------|---.---.----------|
B:--|-----7-7---7---7-|-7/9---7---7------|
G:--|-----7-7---9---7-|-9/11--9---7------|
D:--|-----------------|------------------|
A:--|-----------------|------------------|
E:--|-----------------|------------------|


Fill 2
  lovely face.                        Plenty of room at the
RHYTHM GUITAR
  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
e:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D:-----------------|---------2---4---|-5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
A:-2-------4-------|-5---------------|-----------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

LEAD GUITAR
e:---------0-------|-2-------3---5---|-7---------------|
B:-3-------2-------|-3-------5---7---|-8---------------|
G:-4---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


Fill 3
   Hotel California
e:-------9--9--9\\7-----7--|-7\5---5-5-------|
B:-------10-10-10\8-----8--|-8\7---7-7-------|
G:-------------------------|-----------------|
D:-------------------------|-----------------|
A:-------------------------|-----------------|
E:-------------------------|-----------------|


On the second chorus, the rhythm 6 string plays:  Fill 3, 2, and 4 (in that order)
Everyone else keeps playing the same as before

Fill 4
e:-----7-7-7\5---5-|-5\------2-------|
B:-----8-8-8\7---7-|-7\------3-------|
G:-----------------|-----------------|
D:-----------------|-----------------|
A:-----------------|-----------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|


The lead stops playing for a while until the "Last thing I remember..." verse, where he
plays this, which leads into the solo.

       Last thing...           I was runnin' for the door.                   I had to find the
e:-----------------|-7\6-7-----------|-----------------|-6---6-----------|-----------------|
B:-----------------|-7\6-7-----------|-----------------|-7\6-7-----------|-----------------|
G:-7---------------|-----------------|-6---------------|-----------------|-6---------------|
D:-9---------------|-----------------|-8---------------|-----------------|-7---------------|
A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 passage back to the place I was before.                 Relax said the night man
e:-5\4-5-----------|-----------------|-4\3-4-----------|-----------------|-3\2-3-----------|
B:-5\4-5-----------|-----------------|-5\4-5-----------|-----------------|-3\2-3-----------|
G:-----------------|-4-------------4-|-----------------|-4---------------|-----------------|
D:-----------------|-6-------------6-|-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------|
A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

We are programmed to receive              You can check out...              but you can never
e:-----------------|-2\1-2-----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:-----------------|-3\2-3-----------|-----------------|-5\4-5-----------|-----2-----2---2-|
G:-2---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-4---4-----------|-3---3-------3---|
D:-4---------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-----------------|-4---4-----------|
A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-4---------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   leave               
e:-----------------|
B:-----------------|
G:---------------6-|
D:-4---4---8--9----|
A:-4---4-----------|
E:-2---2-----------|


Dueling guitar solo, 12 string plays the chords, other guitars play lead.

   Bm                                  F#7                                 A
e:-----------------|-----------------|-7---5---3---2---|------------9-10-|-12-12-12-12------|
B:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
G:-9-------9--9--9-|-9--7--6-9--7--6-|-7---6---4---3---|-----------------|------------------|
D:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|


                           E7                                   G
e:-12-10-9----10-9-------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
B:---------12------12-10-|-9---------------|------------------|-----------------|
G:-----------------------|-------9---------|------------------|-----------------|
D:-----------------------|-------------9---|-9h11-------------|---------0-----2-|
A:-----------------------|-----------------|------------------|----0--2----4----|
E:-----------------------|-----------------|----------------2-|-3---------------|


                       D                                   Em  
e:-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------0----0-----|---------0-------|
B:-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------0----0----|----------0------|
G:---------0-----2h4-|-2-------4p2-----|-----------------|---------0----0---|-----------0-----|
D:-0--4--2----4------|-------------4---|-----------------|----------2----2--|------------2----|
A:-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------2-|-----------------|
E:-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|


  F#7
 Rhythm 6 string:
e:-------2---------|-2-----------------|
B:--------2--------|-3-----------------|
G:---------3-------|-3-----------------|
D:----------4------|-------------------|
A:-----------------|-------------------|
E:-2---------------|-------------------|
                                         Bm
  Lead 6 string:                             
e:-----------------|-------------------|---------------------|
B:-----------------|-------------3-5-6-|-7h8p7p5-7---------5-|
G:-----------------|-4h5p4p3h4-5-------|-----------------7---|
D:-----------------|-------------------|---------------------|
A:-----------------|-------------------|---------------------|
E:-----------------|-------------------|---------------------|


                                     F#7
e:---------------------------------|-------0-7--9--7-|-----14----------|
B:-7--7h8p7\5--5h8p5\3--3h5p3\2----|----2------------|-11--------------|
G:------------------------------4--|-3---------------|-----------------|
D:---------------------------------|-----------------|-------------12\-|
A:---------------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:---------------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|


   A                                   E7
e:-----------------|-----------------|--------------------------------|-----0-----------|
B:----7--7-7-------|-----------------|--------------------------------|-----------------|
G:------------9--9-|-9--7--7-6-------|------7---7h9p7\6---6h7p6\4-----|-----------------|
D:-----------------|------------9--7-|-6---------------------------7--|-6---------2---4-|
A:-----------------|-----------------|--------------------------------|-----------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|--------------------------------|-----------------|


   G                                               D
e:-----------------------|---------------------3-|-3/5-5-5-5/7-5-3-|
B:-----------------------|-----------------3-5---|-5/7-7-7-7/8-7-5-|
G:-----------------------|-4---4h6p4-3-4-6-------|-----------------|
D:-5h7p5p4-5---------7---|-----------------------|-----------------|
A:-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|
E:-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|


                                   Em
e:-5\----------------------|-------3p0---7p0-|---10p7---12p10-----|
B:-7\----------------0h2h3-|-5p0-------0-----|-0------0-------12\-|
G:-------------0h2h3-------|-----0-----------|--------------------|
D:-------0h2h4-------------|-----------------|--------------------|
A:-------------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
E:-------------------------|-----------------|--------------------|


   F#7                             
e:-2---2h3p2-0---2--0----|--------------7-6-7-9-|
B:-------------3-------3-|-2h3p2p0-2----3-2-3-5-|
G:-----------------------|----------------------|
D:-----------------------|----------------------|
A:-----------------------|----------------------|
E:-----------------------|----------------------|


From here on out, One 6 string plays the top (e.g. 10p7 7) and
the other plays the bottom (7p3 4).

   Bm                                       F#7
e:-10p7---10p7---10p7-|---10p7---10p7-----|-9p6---9p6---9p6-|-/14--------------|
B:--7p3-7--7p3-7--7p3-|-7--7p3-7--7p3-7---|-5p2-7-5p2-7-5p2-|--9/11------------|
G:------4------4------|-4------4------4---|-----3-----3-----|------------------|
D:--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|
A:--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|
E:--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|


   A                                   E                                   G
e:-9p5---9p5---9p5-|---9p5---9p5-----|-7p4---7p4---7p4-|/12--------------|-7p3---7p3---7p3-|
B:-5p2-5-5p2-5-5p2-|-5-5p2-5-5p2-5---|-5p0-5-5p0-5-5p0-|-11/13-----------|-3p0-3-3p0-3-3p0-|
G:-----2-----2-----|-2-----2-----2---|-----------------|-----------------|-----0-----0-----|
D:-----------------|-----------------|-----6-----6-----|-----------------|-----------------|
A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


                     D7                                   Em
e:---7p3---7p3-----|-5p2---5p2---5p2-|-/10--------------|-3p0---3p0---3p0-|---3p0---3p0-------|
B:-3-3p0-3-3p0-3---|-----3-----3-----|------------------|-----0-----0-----|-0-----0-----0-2/3-|
G:-0-----0-----0---|-5p2---5p2---5p2-|--12/14-----------|-4p0---4p0---4p0-|---4p0---4p0---3/4-|
D:-----------------|-----4-----4-----|------------------|-----2-----2-----|-2-----2-----2-----|
A:-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|


Rhythm 6 string
   F#7                                   Bm
   +   +   +   +     +   +    +   +     +   + . +   +
e:-0-----2-----6---|-9-7/10---7-----0-|-7-7-7-7---------|
B:---2-----3-----7-|--------7---5-7---|-7-7-7-7---------|
G:-----3-----4-----|------------------|-7-7-7-7---------|
D:-----------------|------------------|-9-9-9-9---------|
A:-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
E:-----------------|------------------|-----------------|

Lead 6 string
e:-----------------|----------------0-|-------.---------|
B:-2-----3p0---5p0-|---7p3----3p2-3---|-3-3-3-3---------|
G:---3-------------|------------------|-4-4-4-4---------|
D:-----4-----4-----|-4------4---------|-4-4-4-4---------|
A:-----------------|------------------|-2-2-2-2---------|
E:-----------------|------------------|-----------------|


There is it... hope you like it, and sorry if it gets confusing at spots... just listen
to it a few times and you'll figure it out eventually.  The 12 string is not completely
necessary for it to sound great, but having 2 guitars is convenient.
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khm wrote on December 6 2005, 03:23 am

Many obvious and huge mistakes..

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linkinmark wrote on May 14 2006, 10:32 am

well, at least it sounds good...gave it 4 stars..
Just corrected the typos meself...ΓΌ

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tuluks wrote on September 29 2006, 04:26 am

THIS TAB IS WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR!! it has all those fill-ins that arent in the other tabs.
nice work mate.

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