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Hotel California Tab

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Ok, the chords are simple, they're tabbed out here at the start if you need
them.  The solo is split between two guitar in the original recording and I've
put where each guitar is involved and above is their tab.  Not much timing was
put on the tab either and you have to work out how far some of the bends go.
Some of the bends are written like '^' and some are written as 'br'.  ^ means you
just bend it up and don't bring it back down to the original note, br means bend
and release meaning that you do bring it back down.
This should be pretty much perfect as it was taken from Guitar Techniques Sept.
2002 so enjoy.

Chords
Bm:     x24432
F#7:    242322
A:      x02220
E7:     020100
G:      320003
D/F#:   2x0232
Em:     022000
F#7/C#: x42322


Verse Chords: Bm, F#7, A, E7, G, D/F#, Em, F#7/C# (basically a chord a line)

On a dark desert highway
Cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas
Rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance
I saw a shimmering light
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 Chords: G, D/F#, F#7, Bm, G, D/F#, Em, F#7/C#

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely place (background)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year
Any time of year (background)
You can find it here
You can find it here

Verse Chords: Bm, F#7, A, E7, G, D/F#, Em, F#7/C#

Her mind is Tiffany twisted
She's got the Mercedes bends
She's 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 1969
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

Chorus Chords: G, D/F#, F#7, Bm, G, D/F#, Em, F#7/C#

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely Place
Such a lovely Place (background)
Such a lovely face
They're livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise
What a nice surprise (background)
Bring your alibies

Verse Chords: Bm, F#7, A, E7, G, D/F#, Em, F#7/C#

Mirrors on the ceiling
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 nightman
We are programed to recieve
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave

Solo:
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------10h12-12^--10-12-------7-------------------7--------------7-------------|
|-9/11------------------9-7h9---7----4h7p4----7h9---7--------7h9---7-----------|
|---------------------------------8--------7^---------9/8-9----------9p7-9p7---|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 guitar 1

-----10---------------7----10^--10-10br-7-----10---------------10-------------|
-10b----r10-7-10-8^-----7-----------------10b----r10-8-x-x--------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------9^----9brp7-7/6---|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


---------------------------------------------------7----------|----------------|
----x------7^-7br-------7^-7^-7br--------7-10----7------------|-----7-10----7--|
-7--x--7h9--------9p7-9-----------9p7-9^------9^-----9brp7-9^-|--9^------9^----|
----x---------------------------------------------------------|----------------|
----x---------------------------------------------------------|----------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------|----------------|
                                                                 ^guitar 2

-7----7------7-7-------------------------------------------7----------10------|
--------7----7-7---------------------------------------10^---10-7-10^----12---|
---9^-----9^-----9brp7-9-7-9^--/-------r11-9-11-7----7------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------9--------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                               ^gliss  ^(pre-bend to 14)

------------------------------------17------------------15-16-17-17/19--------|
-11-10-9--/---------12-15-17-15-17b----r17-15-17-15-17^----------------17^----|
----------------14^-----------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
          ^gliss

|-------------------17--17--------------------------17-17----------------------|
|-15-17--17p15--17^--------^17-17b--r17-15h17-17^---------^17-17^--17brp15-----|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| guitar 1
|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------14brp12-----|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 guitar 2

|-----------------10-----10----------------------------------------------------|
|-------------13^----13^---------------11--------------------------------------|
|-13^-----------------------11/------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------9/8-------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| guitar 1                    ^gliss
|
|------------------------------------------12^-14-14-14-14-14-13-13-13-13------|
|--17^-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 guitar 2                                   ^gradual release, pick


|-------------------------------------------10----9----7-----------------------|
|--------------------------------------10^-----10----8---7-10---8--------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------9-----7----------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------9---7--------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------10-9---|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| guitar 1
|
|-12p10----12-10----------------------------7----------------------------------|
|-------12-------12-10-------------10----------7--10---7-----------------------|
|----------------------11/9-7-9\11-----9^------------9---7-9----7--------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------9-----7----------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------9---9-7/5----|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 guitar 2


|----------14----12p10-------------------------------------------9--10---12----|
|-------------------------------------------------10---12---11-----------------|
|------7---------------12br-11---11----12-----12-------------------------------|
|----7-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-10---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| guitar 1
|
|----------7--------------------------------------------------------7----9-----|
|----------------10p7-----------------------------7----8----7----11------------|
|----------------------9br--7----7-----9------9--------------------------------|
|------7-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7\9--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 guitar 2


|-14p10----14p10----14p10----14p10----14p10-----12p9----12p9----12p9-/18-------|
|-------12-------12-------12-------12-------12-------11------11----------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| guitar 1
|
|-10p7-----10p7-----10p7-----10p7-----10p7------9p6-----9p6-----9p6-/14--------|
|-------7--------7--------7--------7--------7--------7-------7-----------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 guitar 2

|-12p9----12p9----12p9----12p9----12p9-----10p7---10p7---10p7-/16--------------|
|------10------10------10------10------10-------9------9-----------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| guitar 1
|
|-9p5-----9p5-----9p5-----9p5-----9p5------7p4-----7p4-----7p4-/12-------------|
|------5-------5-------5-------5-------5--------5-------5----------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 guitar 2

|-10p7---10p7---10p7---10p7---10p7----10p5---10p5---10p5-/14-------------------|
|------8------8------8------8------8-------7------7----------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| guitar 1
|
|-7p3----7p3----7p3----7p3----7p3-----5p2----5p2----5p2-/10--------------------|
|------3------3------3------3------3-------3------3----------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 guitar 2

|-7p3---7p3---7p3---7p3---7p3-----9p6---9p6---9p6-/14--------------------------|
|-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-------7-----7----------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| guitar 1
|
|-3p0---3p0---3p0---3p0---3p0-----6p2---6p2---6p2-/9---------------------------|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-------2-----2----------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 guitar 2

any questions? andrewbiles@hotmail.com
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xacks_03 wrote on April 17 2006, 07:51 am

is this solo is accurate sir? bcoz i want to print it.]

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michaelyisrael wrote on November 29 2013, 03:50 am

Very nice although the eagles they play it like this :

Em 022000 B7 021202 D5 000230 A9 042000 C 032010
G 320003 Am7 002010

ATTENTION CAPO on 7TH FRET

INTRO Em B7 D5 A9 C G Am7 B7

Em
On a dark desert highway,
B7
Cool wind in my hair
D5
Warm smell of colitas
A9
Rising up through the air
C
Up ahead in the distance,
G
I saw a shimmering light
Am7
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
B7
I had to stop for the night
Em
There she stood in the doorway;
B7
I heard the mission bell
D5
And I was thinking to myself
A9
This could be heaven or this could be hell
C
Then she lit up a candle,
G
And she showed me the way
Am7
There were voices down the corridor;
B7
I thought I heard them say?

C G
Welcome to the Hotel California
Am7
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
B7
Such a lovely face
C G
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Am7
Any time of year (Any time of year)
B7
You can find it here

Em
Her mind is Tiffany-twisted,
B7
She got the Mercedes bends
D5
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys
A9
She calls friends
C
How they dance in the courtyard,
G
Sweet summer sweat
Am7
Some dance to remember,
B7
Some dance to forget
Em
So I called up the Captain,
B7
"Please bring me my wine"
D5
He said, "We haven't had that spirit here

Since nineteen sixty nine"
C
And still those voices
G
are calling from far away,
Am7
Wake you up in the middle of the night
B7
Just to hear them say...

C G
Welcome to the Hotel California
Am7
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
B7
Such a lovely face
C G
They living' it up at the Hotel California
Am7
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
B7
Bring your alibis

Em
Mirrors on the ceiling,
B7
The pink champagne on ice
D5
And she said "We are all just prisoners here,
A9
Of our own device"
C
And in the master's chambers,
G
They gathered for the feast
Am7
They stab it with their steely knives,
B7
But they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was
B7
Running for the door

D5
I had to find the passage back
A9
To the place I was before
C
"Relax,? said the night man,
G
"We are programmed to receive.
Am7
You can check-out any time you like,
B7
But you can never leave! "

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