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{title:Hotel California}

[Bm]On a dark desert highway, [F#]cool wind in my hair
[A]Warm smell of colitas, [E]rising through the air
[G]Up ahead in the distance, [D]I saw a shimering light
[Em]My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim, [F#]I had to stop for the night

[Bm]There she stood in the doorway, [F#]I heard the mission bell
[A]And I was thinking to myself: this could be [E]heaven or this could be hell
[G]Then she lit up a candle [D]and she showed me the way
[Em]There were voices down the corridor; [F#]I thought I heard them say:

{start_of_chorus}
"[G]Welcome to the Hotel Califor[D]nia
[F#]Such a lovely place (such a lovely place), such a [Bm]lovely face
[G]Plenty of room at the Hotel Califor[D]nia
Any [Em]time of year (any time of year), you can [F#]find it here"
{end_of_chorus}

[Bm]Her mind is Tiffany twisted, [F#]she got the Mercedes Benz
[A]She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, [E]that she calls friends
[G]How they dance in the courtyard, [D]sweet summer sweat
[Em]Some dance to remember, [F#]some dance to forget

[Bm]So I called up the captain, "[F#]Please bring me my wine", He said
[A]"We haven't had that spirit here since [E]nineteen sixty-nine"
[G]And still those voices are calling from [D]far away
[Em]Wake you up in the middle of the night, [F#]just to hear them say:

"[G]Welcome to the Hotel Califor[D]nia
[F#]Such a lovely place (such a lovely place), such a [Bm]lovely face
They [G]livin' it up at the Hotel Califor[D]nia
What a [Em]nice surprise (what a nice surprise), bring your [F#]alibis"


[Bm]Mirrors on the ceiling, [F#]the pink champagne on ice, and she said
"[A]We are all just prisoners here, [E]of our own device"
[G]And in the master's chambers, [D]they gathered for the feast
[Em]They stab it with their steely knives but they [F#]just can't kill the beast

[Bm]Last thing I remember, I was [F#]running for the door
[A]I had to find the passage back to the [E]place I was before
"[G]Relax," said the night man, "We are [D]programmed to receive
[Em]You can check out any time you like, but [F#]you can never leave"

{comment: chorus}





hotel california
eagles

E|--------------------7--10--12--|------9----------9----------|   I
B|--7-----7-----7----------------|--11-----11-------------11--|   N
G|--7--7-----------7-----7---9---|--11---------11-----11------|   T
D|--9--------9-------------------|--8-------------------------|   R
A|--9----------------------------|----------------------------|   O
E|--7----------------------------|----------------------------|

E|--5-----5--5--7--5--------5--7--7-----|-----7-----7--------7--|
B|-----5-----------------5-----------7--|--7-----------7--------|
G|--------------------------------------|--7-----7--------7-----|
D|--7-----------------7--------7--------|-----------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|-----------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|-----------------------|

E|-----7-----7--------7-------------10--|
B|--8-----------8--------8--10^h12------|
G|--7-----7--------7--------------------|
D|--9-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

E|------10----------10----------10----------10------|
B|--10------------------------------10----------11--|
G|----------11--11------11--11----------------------|
D|--------------------------------------12----------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

E|-----7-----7--------7--7---------|------9------9----------9--|
B|--------------8--8--------8------|----------------11---------|
G|--9-----9--------------------9---|--11-----11---------11-----|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------|
A|-----------------------------10--|--9------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------|

E|--7--7-----10--------7--7-----------|------9----------9----------|
B|--7-----7------7--7--------7--------|--11-----11-------------11--|
G|--7---------------------------7^h9--|--11---------11-----11------|
D|--9--------9------------------------|--8-------------------------|
A|--9---------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|--7---------------------------------|----------------------------|

E|--5-----5--5--7--5--------5--7--7-----|--------------------7--|
B|-----5-----------------5-----------7--|--7--7-----------------|
G|--------------------------------------|--7-----7-----7--------|
D|--7-----------------7--------7--------|--9--------9-----9-----|
A|--------------------------------------|-----------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|-----------------------|

E|-----7-----7--------7-------------10--|
B|--8-----------8--------8--10^h12------|
G|--7-----7--------7--------------------|
D|--9-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

E|------10----------10------------------------------|
B|--10--------------------------10----------10------|
G|----------11--11------11--11------11--------------|
D|--------------------------------------12------12--|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

E|-----7-----7--------7--7---------|------9------9----------9--|
B|--------------8--8--------8------|----------------11---------|
G|--9-----9--------------------9---|--11-----11---------11-----|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------|
A|-----------------------------10--|--9------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------|

(The INTRO is now repeated as the first half of verse 1 before the
chords take over)

SOLO
                         ~~~~~~
E|-----------------7--|--9b(10)-----------------------------|
B|----------7^h10-----|----------------~~-------------------|
G|--9b(11)------------|----------9^h11^p9--7--9--9b(11)--7--|
D|--------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|--------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|--------------------|-------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|----~~~----------------~~~-------|
D|--7b(8)--9--9^p8^p7--7b(8)r(7)\--|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--9--9b(11)--7-------~~--7--9--9b(11)--7--------------|
D|-------------------9^p8^h9-------------------9^p7^h9^p7--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------7--10--7-------------~~~~~--7-----10b(12)^^^
B|--10b(12)------------10^p7^h10--8b(9)-----7-----------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

        .
E|^^--10--10b(12)r(10)--7---------------10--------------(10)X--(10)X--|
B|-------------------------10--10b(12)------(12)r10--8----------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------10------------------------|
B|------------------------------~-----|
G|--9b(11)------(11)r9^p7--7/6--7--7^^^
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------  PH  --------------------~--|
G|^h9/12--11b(12)r11--9------9--11b(12)--11b(12)--11b(12)r11--9--7--9--|
D|-----------------------12--------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------7-------------------|
B|----------7--10-------------7--------~~~~~~--|
G|--9b(11)---------9b(11)--------9^p7--9b(11)--|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------7----------7---------------------------------|
B|----------7--10------------------------7----------7-------------------|
G|--9b(11)---------9b(11)-----9b(11)--------9b(11)-----(11)r9^p7^h9^p7--|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--~~~~~~--(7)/--|--9b(10)(then release 1/4)-----7------------------|
G|--9b(11)--------|----------------------------9-----7(bend up 1/4)--|
D|----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------|--------------------------------------------------|

E|--------------------------7------------------10----------------------|
B|-----10b(12)r10--10b(12)-----10^p7--10b(12)------10--12--11--10--9/--|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--9------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------12---------------17-----------------------|
B|-----------12--15------15--17b(19)------(19)r17--15--17--15--|
G|--14b(16)----------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------14--16--17--17b(19)-----------~~--------------|
B|--17b(19)-----------------------(19)r17--15--17--17^p15--|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------17--17-----------~~~~~~~-------------------|
B|--17b(19)----------(19)r17--17b(19)--(19)r17^p15^h17--|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------17--17-----------~~~~~~~--14^^^^^^^^--17b(19)^^|
B|--17b(19)----------(19)r17--17b(19)-----------------------|
G|-------------------------------------19^p18^p16-----------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

E|^^(19)--------------------------------------------|------|
B|-----------------12-----------12------------------|--~~--|
G|--------15b(16)------15b(16)----------------------|--15--|
D|-----------------------------------16\12----------|------|
A|------------------------------------------14--13--|------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|------|

(bend from 12 to 14 and release gradually over the next 9 notes so that
the tenth is an E at the 12'th fret)

E|--12b(14)r(14)r(14)r(14)r(14)r(13)r(13)r(13)r(13)r12--12^p10------12--10--|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------12----------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--12--10----------------------------10\-------------|
G|----------(11)r9------9------9--11-------7--9b(11)--|
D|------------------12-----12-------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--15^p12--14^p10--12^p8--10^p7--8--------------------------|
G|--------------------------------7--------------------------|
D|--16^p12--14^p11--12^p9--11^p7--9--0^h4-----------------0--|
A|-----------------------------------------5^h7^p5-----------|
E|--------------------------------------------------5^h7-----|

                                                     ~~  ~~  ~~
E|--14--12^p10--10^p9--10-~--|--~--~--~~--~~--|--~~--9---10--12--|
B|--15--10^^^^---------7--7--|--8--8--10--12--|--11--11--12--14--|
G|--14--11^^^^--11^p9--7--7--|--9--9--11--12--|--11--------------|
D|---------------------------|----------------|------------------|
A|---------------------------|----------------|------------------|
E|---------------------------|----------------|------------------|

E|--14--10------14--10------14--10------14--10------14--10-------|
B|--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12\--|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    ~~
E|--12--9-------12--9-------12--9---18--|
B|--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--19--|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

E|--12--9-------12--9-------12--9-------12--9-------12--9--------|
B|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10\--|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
                               ~~
E|--10--7-----10--7-----10--7--16--|
B|--9---9--9--9---9--9--9---9--17--|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

E|--10--7-----10--7-----10--7-----10--7-----10--7-----|
B|--8---8--8--8---8--8--8---8--8--8---8--8--8---8--8--|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
                               ~~
E|--10--5-----10--5-----10--5--14--|
B|--7---7--7--7---7--7--7---7--15--|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|--12--8-----12--8-----12--8-----12--8-----12--8------|
G|--9---9--9--9---9--9--9---9--9--9---9--9--9---9--9\--|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------~~--|
B|--14--11------14--11------14--11--14--|
G|--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--14--|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|    (fade....)
E|--14--10------14--10------14--10------14--10------14--10-------|
B|--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12\--|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    ~~
E|--12--9-------12--9-------12--9---18--|
B|--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--19--|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

E|--12--9-------12--9-------12--9-------12--9-------12--9--------|
B|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10\--|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
                               ~~
E|--10--7-----10--7-----10--7--16--|
B|--9---9--9--9---9--9--9---9--17--|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

E|--10--7-----10--7-----10--7-----10--7-----10--7-----|
B|--8---8--8--8---8--8--8---8--8--8---8--8--8---8--8--|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
                               ~~
E|--10--5-----10--5-----10--5--14--|
B|--7---7--7--7---7--7--7---7--15--|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|--12--8-----12--8-----12--8-----12--8-----12--8------|
G|--9---9--9--9---9--9--9---9--9--9---9--9--9---9--9\--|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------~~--|
B|--14--11------14--11------14--11--14--|
G|--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--14--|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

--

Hotel N2:

============================================================================
but you can never leave...

------------|-------------------------------|-------------------|
------10/12-|-h15-10-12--------------7------|-------------------|
-4/11-------|-----------10\9-----7-9----7h8-|------4/7\4--------|
------------|-------------------------------|-8-----------7h8\4-|
------------|-------------------------------|-------------------|
------------|-------------------------------|-------------------|

------------------------------------|------?----------------------7---10h12-|
--------7---------------7-----------|-10h12--10h12h10\7-10-8h9------7-------|
----7/9---7h8-------7/9---7h8-------|---------------------------------------|
---x----------9\8-9-----------9\8-9-|---------------------------------------|
--x---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
-x----------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

---10-(10)-12po10\7-------10-----------------|------10---------------------|
--------------------10h12----(10)-12h10\8-x--|-----------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|-9h11----9h11po9-7-7\6-7-----|
-------------------------------------------x-|-----------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------|

-----------------------------------------------|
-----7h8-(7)-8po7-------7h8-(7)h8-(7)h8po7-----|
-7/9--------------9\7-9--------------------9\7-|
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------------------7---------------------|
------7-10------7-----------------------|
-9h11------9h11-----(9)h11po9\7-9h11----|
----------------------------------------|
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------------------7------7-7---------------|
------7-10------7--------7-7---------------|
-9h11------9h11-----9h11-----9h11po9\7-9\7-|
-------------------------------------------|
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---------------|------------------------------------------|
---------------|----7h10po7-5-7--------10h12-(10)h12-10-7-|
-11/19---------|--x-------------7h8-----------------------|
---------------|-x------------------9---------------------|
---------------|x-----------------------------------------|
---------------|------------------------------------------|

-------10---------------------|--------------12----------------|
-10/12----10-12-11-10-9/17----|-----12-15h16----15-17\15-17\15-|
----------------------------14|h16-----------------------------|
------------------------------|--------------------------------|
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-------15-16-17-17h19-----------------------------|
-17/19----------------(17)h19po17-15----17--17\15-|
--------------------------------------------------|
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--------17-17------------------------------|
-17h19--------(17)h19po17-15-----17--17\15-|
-------------------------------------------|
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--------17-17-------------------------------------|
-17h19--------(17)h19p17-(17)h19---(17)h19po17-15-|
--------------------------------------------------|
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------17-17---------------------------------------||
-? ?--------(17)h19po17-(17)h19----(17)h19po17\15-||
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-----------------10-------10----------|---------------------|
-14h15-----13h15----13h15-------------|---11----------------|
-----------------------------11\7-----|---------------------|
----------------------------------9-8-|---------------------|
--------------------------------------|---------------------|
--------------------------------------|---------------------|

------------------------------------------------------------------------
-17h19--(17)h19-(17)h18-(17)h18-(17)h18-(17)h18-(17)h18po17-(17)h18po17-
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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------------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------|---------------------------------|
-17-17-17\15----17-15/16-|---------------------------------|
-------------16----------|-16-----14-----------------14--?-|
-------------------------|-----------16\14\12-14/16--------|
-------------------------|---------------------------------|

-7--------------------------------|----7----------------------------|
---7-10---7-----------------------|------10-------------------------|
--------9---7-9---7---------------|---------11-(9)h11po9-7--------7-|
----------------9-----7-----------|-7-------------------------------|
--------------------9---9\7-5-7/9-|---------------------------------|
----------------------------------|---------------------------------|

---------------------|------------------9---|
---------------------|---------11-12--------|
-9-----9--11-----12--|-11-------------------|
---------------------|----------------------|
---------------------|----------------------|
---------------------|----------------------|

Now the rest of this is the ending repeat section:

-10\7---10\7---10\7---10\7---10\7-----|
------7------7------7------7------7\5-|
--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|
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--------------------------------------|

-9\6---9\6---9\6-12/14---------|-9\5---9\5---9\5---9\5---9\5-------|
-----7-----7-------------------|-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----|
-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

-7\4---7\4---7\4---10/12--------|-7\3---7\3---7\3---7\3---7\3----|
-----5-----5-----5--------------|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3--|
--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

-5\2---5\2---5\2--8/10-------|-3\0---3\0---3\0---3\0---3\0---|
-----3-----3-----------------|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-|
-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

-6\2---6\2---6\2--7/9-------------|
-----2-----2----------------------|
----------------------------------| and repeat this last section to fade
----------------------------------|
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redspike182 wrote on February 7 2002, 12:00 am

Just 2 words.Excellent Tab

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philforjesus wrote on February 22 2002, 12:00 am

Awsome Tab for an awsome song

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onno182 wrote on March 13 2002, 12:00 am

Excellent TAB, wish all tabs on the net were that good!!!

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