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                            Hotel California
                                 Eagles

Tab by:omanyen@fusemail.com

There are numorous tabs on this song. Some are good, others are just 
awful. Many are repeats that people got from other sights. All of them
have one thing in common: they don't show you how to play it CORRECTLY,
with only a four-piece band. Yes, there are as many as EIGHT,count 'em,
EIGHT ( 8 ), separate and distinct guitar parts.But you CAN play this 
song with 1 drummer, 1 bass player, 1 rhythm guitar player, and 1 lead
guitar player.  I've tabbed this in small increments to make it more
easily read and understood. The first part is the intro, finger-picked,
and is played throughout the song. The 2nd part is the incredible lead,
tabbed for ONE guitar player. ENJOY!!!


INTRO:( finger-picked, using just the thumb and index finger )
 
 Bm

--2--2--------2-----------2---------0--2---|
--3-----3--------3-----------3-------------|
--4--------4--------4-----------4----------|
--4--------------------4------------4--4---|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------| 

 F#m

--2--2--------2----------| short |--2-----------|
--2-----2--------2-------| pause |-----2--------|
--2--------2--------2----|       |--------2-----|
--4--------------------4-|       |-----------4--|
--4----------------------|       |--------------|
-------------------------|       |--------------|

  A

--2--2--------2---------------------------|
--2-----2--------2------3--2-----5--2-----|
--2--------2--------2---------2--------2--|
--2---------------------------------------|
--0---------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--|
------------------------------------------|

  Em

--0--0--------0--------0--| short |--0--------|
--0-----0--------0-----0--| pause |-----0-----|
--0-----------------0--0--|       |--------0--|
--2--------2-----------2--|       |-----------|
--2--------------------2--|       |-----------|
--0--------------------0--|       |-----------|

  G                 h=hammer   

--3--3---------3-----------3---------------3-----|
--3-----3---------3-----------3-------3h5-----5--|
--4--------4---------4-----------4---------------|
--5---------------------5-------------5----------|
-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------|

  D                 h=hammer     p=pull off

------2--------2-----------2------2h3p2---------|
--3------3--------3-----------3-----------3-----|
------------2--------2-----------------------2--|
--0---------------------0-----------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|

  Em

-----0-----------0-----------0--------0--------|
--------0-----------0-----------0--------0-----|
-----------0-----------0--------------------0--|
--------------2--------------------2-----------|
--------------------------2--------------------|
--0--------------------------------------------|

  F#                                              Bm
                              
--2--2--------2-----------| short |--2-------------2----|
--2-----2--------2--------| pause |-----2----------3----|
--3--------3--------3-----|       |--------3-------4----|
--4--------------------4--|       |-----------4----4----|
--------------------------|       |---------------------|
--------------------------|       |---------------------|


Bm

On a dark desert highway

F#m

Cool wind in my hair

A

Warm smell of Colitas

Em

Rising up through the air

G

Up ahead in the distance

D

I saw a shimmering 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#m

I heard the mission bell

A

And I was thinking to myself this could be-

Em

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
----------------------------------------------------------------------
( CHORUS )

G                         D

Welcome to the Hotel Cali-fornia

       F#

Such a lovely place

       Bm

Such a lovely face

G                                D

Plenty of room at the Hotel Cali-fornia

    Em                     F#

Any time of year - You can find it here.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bm 

Her mind is Tiffany twisted

F#m

She got the Mercedes Benz - uh-huh

A

She got alot of pretty, pretty boys

Em

That she calls friends

G

How they dance in the court yard

D

Swee--eet summer sweat

Em

Some dance to remember

F#

some dance to forget

Bm

So I called up the captain

F#m

Please bring me my wine - he said

A

We haven't had that spirit here since

Em

Nineteen sixty nine

G

And still those voices are calling from 

D

Faa--aar  awaa--aay 

Em

Wake you up in the middle of the night

F#

Just to hear them say
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  ( CHORUS )

G                         D

Welcome to the Hotel Cali-fornia

F#

Such a lovely place

Bm

Such a lovely face

        G                              D

They're livin' it up at the Hotel Cali-fornia

Em

What a nice surprise

F#

Bring your alibis

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bm 

Mirrors on the ceiling

F#m

Pink champagne on ice - and she said

A

We are all just prisoners here

Em

Of our own device

G

And in the masters chambers

D

They gathered for their 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#m

Running for the door

A

I had to find the passage back, to the

Em

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

F#

But you can never leave
----------------------------------------------------------------------

  ( LEAD ) /=slide up   \=slide down   h=hammer  
            
           v=vibrate x=mute    p=pulloff
                                                      (very quickly)
-----------------------------------|----------------|----------------|
--------10--12---12/15---10h12-----|-------7--------|----------------|
-///11--------------------------9--|--7h9-----7-----|----------------|
-----------------------------------|-------------8v-|--7h8h9p7h8v----|
-----------------------------------|----------------|----------------|
-----------------------------------|----------------|----------------|



---------------------------------------------|
-------7--------------------7----------------|
--7h9-----7------------7h9-----7-------------|
-------------9--7--9--------------9--7--9--7-|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|



--------10-------------------|
--9/12------12\10--7--10--8--|
-----------------------------|
-----------------------------|
-----------------------------|
-----------------------------|



--7-----9/12--12--10--10p7------|---------10-------------|
-----7----------------------10--|--10/12------12\10--8v--|
--------------------------------|------------------------|
--------------------------------|------------------------|
--------------------------------|------------------------|
--------------------------------|------------------------|



---------------------------------|
--------10-----------------------|
--7/11------11\9--7----7--6--7v--|
---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|

   *= kill the note as soon as it's struck

------------------------------------------------------|
-------7h8*--7h8p7*---------7h8*--7h8*--7h8p7*--------|
--7/9----------------9--7-----------------------9--7--|
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|



---------------------------------------|
--------10------10---------------------|
--9/11------11------9h11p9------9h11v--|
----------------------------12---------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|



---------------------------------------------------------------|
-------10------10------10------10------------------------------|
--9h11----9h11----9h11----9h11----9h11p9----9--9h11v//////////-|
-----------------------------------------12--------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------|

   ^=bend up so note equals 1 fret

-----------------------|----------7-------|------10-------------|
--9^--7h8p7------------|-------7-----9--7-|-9/12----12-11-10-9--|
--x----------7h9p7-----|--7h9-------------|---------------------|
--x-----------------9--|------------------|---------------------|
--x--------------------|------------------|---------------------|
--x--------------------|------------------|---------------------|



-------10--10--12--10--12/14--14\12--10------|
--9/12-----------------------------------12--|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|



---------14--15--17p15p14------------|
--15h17--------------------15--15-17-|
-------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------|



---------17--17------------|--------------------|
--17/19----------19p17h19v-|-17--19p17------17--|
---------------------------|------------18------|
---------------------------|--------------------|
---------------------------|--------------------|
---------------------------|--------------------|



---------17--17------------|--------------------|
--17/19----------19p17h19v-|-17--19p17------17--|
---------------------------|------------18------|
---------------------------|--------------------|
---------------------------|--------------------|
---------------------------|--------------------|



--7//10v----------------------------------------|
----------15--12--15--12--15p12p0----------11v--|
----------x------------------------12--11-------|
----------x-------------------------------------|
----------x-------------------------------------|
----------x-------------------------------------|

 note-during this part- on the 12's- bend, then gradually release

--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12p10p0---10p7p0-------|
--x-----------------------------------------------12v--|
--x----------------------------------------------------|
--x----------------------------------------------------|
--x----------------------------------------------------|
--x----------------------------------------------------|



--------------------------|
--10p7p0--------------10v-|
----------9--7--9/11------|
--------------------------|
--------------------------|
--------------------------|



---------------------------------------------------------------|
-------10----8---7-----------------------------------8/9\-8--7-|
--9/11----11---9---7--9---7--------------------------9/11\9--7-|
------------------------9---7--9---7---5---------7-9-----------|
---------------------------------9---7---7-5-7/9---------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------|



---------------------------7--9---|
--7--8--8--10--12--11--11--9--11--|
--7--9--9--11--12--11--11---------|
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|


----------------------------------------------------------------------


-14-10-----14-10-----14-10-----14-10-----14-10-----|
-x-----12--------12--------12--------12--------12--|
-x-------------------------------------------------|
-x-------------------------------------------------|
-x-------------------------------------------------|
-x-------------------------------------------------|



--9--------9--------9-----11///14v--|
----10-------10-------10------------|
-------11-------11------------------|
------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|



--9-------9-------9------9-------9-------|
----10------10------10-----10------10----|
-------9-------9-------9------9-------9--|
-----------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------|



--7------7------7-----9//12v--|
----8------8------8-----------|
------9------9----------------|
------------------------------|
------------------------------|
------------------------------|



--7------7-----7-----7-----7------|
----8------8-----8-----8-----8----|
------7------7-----7-----7-----7--|
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|



--5------5-----5----7//10v--|
----7------7-----7----------|
------7------7--------------|
----------------------------|
----------------------------|
----------------------------|



--3------3-----3-----3-----3------|
----5------5-----5-----5-----5----|
------4------4-----4-----4-----4--|
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|



--6------6------6----7//9--7h9p7--6---|
----7------7------7-------------------|
------6------6------------------------|
--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|

  Repeat this entire sequence and end on 4 beats of Bm


  Any questions, comments, or complaints, feel free 
  to E-mail me or post a thread at this sight.
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seb598 wrote on July 10 2014, 10:43 pm

i'd like to know what the lead guitar does during the lyrics. And I'm pretty sure the beginnin of the solo is wrong

I want to post or [tab]
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