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/*	Hotel California
-----------------------------------------------
	   The Eagles

>> THIS HAS THE INTRO, STUFF IN BETWEEN, AND THE END INSTUMENTAL!

>> This is the "Hotel California" from Eagles, the Very Best Of. 
 
>> I wrote this song in intervals of about 3 seconds from my ear.
   After the CD played 3 notes, 
   I paused it and wrote them down as best as I could.

>> This was my first song I wrote from ear, and it took about six months.
   About twenty to thirty seconds from the song's end 
   and about a month or two from when I started, I quit 
   because I got sick of tabbing it and the song itself.
   I picked it up a few months later, though because I figured that since 
   I was so close to being done, I figured that I might as well finish.

>> To get a real idea how fast and when to 
   play each note, listen to the CD


>> NORMAL TUNING (EADGBE)

;Tabbed by: Wes Jackson
;Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Corrections?:
;E-mail: wormhole999@aol.com (write a subject if you e-mail, please)
--------------------------------------------------------------------

"~" means hold note for 1 extra count
"~~" means hold note for two extra counts


"-2/4-" means play 2, then slide to 4 
"-2*--"
"----4*--" means play 2, then quickly change to 4. 
Sometimes you may need to slide. 


When: "-2*---5*--1*--6*", play only pairs fast.
When: "-2*-3-4-5-2*-", play through whole section fast
(even for: E|-------6*---
	   B|-----8-------
	   G|-2*----------)

| /  slide up
| \  slide down



----------------------------------------------------------------*//*

<< 6/22/04

		Part A	
	        (slow)
{	
e|-----------7~----0----------------------------------------------|
G|-0~-2/3-0-----3---------2/3-2-----------------------------------|
D|----------------------3----------3------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-2~-2/4-2-2~2----1~-4-4*--------4*------------------------------|
D|---------------------------4*-0*--------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----0-0*------0*----------3*----3-3*-3*-------------------------|
G|-0------0*-0*----0-2*-4------2-----------2*-2*------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------0-0*----------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------2*----2*-----------------|
G|---4-4*-0*-0*-4*------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-----------------------2-4-------------4*---------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
}
	
	**You can either repeat PART A, 
	  or play the one below instead***
		(slow)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0~-2-4-2~-0----------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------4~-------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----0-2---------------------------------------------------------|
A|-4~-----2~------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------0---------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2~-4---0~------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------0---------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2~-4---4~------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

	**Play this while he sings**

e|-----------7~----0----------------------------------------------|
G|-0~-2/3-0-----3----------2/3-2----------------------------------|
D|----------------------3----------3------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-2~-2*-4*-2-2~2----1~-1*-4-1-----4------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------4-0--------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-0-0-0---0--------3*---3--------3-------------------------------|
G|-------0---0-2*-4----2---2-0------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------0---------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------0-0*----------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------2*----2*-----------------|
G|---4-4*-0*-0*-4*------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-----------------------2-4-------------4*---------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


On a dark desert highway
Cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas,
rising uo 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                                   

	**Play with a lot of distortion**

B|-3--------------------------------------------------------------|
There she stood in the doorway,
	

e|---0-0----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-2----2---2-----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------4-------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

	**Or play:**
B|-2--------------------------------------------------------------|

I heard the mission bell
	
B|-2-2-2-2--------------------------------------------------------|

	**Or play:**
B|-2--------------------------------------------------------------|


And I was thinking to myself, 	
this could be 
	
B|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|
heaven or this could be hell
	
B|-0-0-0-0--------------------------------------------------------|


	**Or play:**
B|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|

Then she lit up a candle			

G|-2--------------------------------------------------------------|	
And showed me the way

G|-4-4-4-4--------------------------------------------------------|



	**Or play:**
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------4*-3~--------------------------------------------------|
D|-2~*-4~~--------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
There were voices down the corridor,
	
e|-0-0-0-0--------------------------------------------------------|

I thought I heard them say,

	(play fast w/distortion)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------0*---------------------------------------------------|
A|------2-4-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-2*-3-----------------------------------------------------------|
Welcome to the hotel California

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------2-0--------------------------------------------------|
G|----0-2*-0-----2------------------------------------------------|
D|-3*-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Such a lovely place (soft echo)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----0-2-4------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2-4------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Such a lovely face

Plenty of room at the hotel California
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-0-0*-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------2*-----0*------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------0*---4*--------------------------------------------|
A|-----------0*---------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------12-12-12*-12*-12*-12*------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-2-2-2--------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Any time of year (soft echo) you can find it here 

Her mind is Tiffany twisted (play while he's singing:)		
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0~~-2-4--------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------4~~----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
She got the Mercedes Benz

A|-4~~------------------------------------------------------------|
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys

A|-2~~------------------------------------------------------------|
She calls friends

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-4*-2---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------2*-----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

How they dance in the courtyard
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-4*-2---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------0*-----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Sweet summer sweat

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-2-3~~----------------------------------------------------------|
Some dance to remember 

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2-1~-1-2-4-5~--------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Some dance to forget

e|-10*-9-10*------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
So I called up the captain

e|----9*-8-9*-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-2~-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Please bring me my wine

e|----9*-8-9*-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-2~-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
He said,

e|----7*-6-7*-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-0~-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
We haven't had that spirit here since 1969

						

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------2-2*-1-2*-5*-4~-----------------------------|
A|-5*-4-5*~-0-5*-4-5*---------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
And still those voices are calling from far, far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night 

just to hear them say

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------0*--------------------------------------------------|
A|-------2-4------------------------------------------------------|
E|-2-3*-----------------------------------------------------------|

Welcome to the Hotel California

e|--------------------------10*-9*~~------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4*-4*-2-0*-0-2-------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Such a lovely place, (soft repeat)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------0--------------------------------------------------|
A|-2-4-0-2*-4*----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Such a lovely face

They livin' it up at the Hotel California
e|-7-10*-10*-7*-5-2*-14*-12*--------------------------------------|


What a nice surprise
e|-0-0-0-0--------------------------------------------------------|

Bring your alibis
e|-2~-------------------------------------------------------------|


(Play part A)
Mirrors on the ceiling
The pink champagne on ice
And she said, 
we are all just visitors here,
of our own device
And in the masters chambers
they gathered for the feast
they stab it their steely knives
but they just cant kill the beast*


e|--------------0-2-----------------------------------------------|
B|------7\6/7~--------2~-7\6/7------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0~-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Last thing I rember,
I was running for the door
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-2~-2\1/2--------5\4/5------------------------------------------|
G|------------4~--------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
I had to find the passage back
to the place I was before
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----3\2/3------3\2/3--------------------------------------------|
G|-4~---------2~--------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Relax, said the nightman
we are programmed to receive

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----4\3/4-4-4\3/4----------------------------------------------|
D|-4-5------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

you can check out any time you like  
but you can never leave	

	INSTRUMENTAL SOLO 
	(Play fast)

e|-----------10~-5/7-0----0-2*------------------------------------|
B|-0-2/3----------------3*-----3----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------3~-4*-5-6-3*-------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----0-2---------------0-2---------------7*-10-7*-2-5-4----------|
B|-3------3-0------0~-3------3-0------0---------------------------|
G|---------------3-----------------3---3--------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------0~-----0-----0----------2-10-2-0-------------------------|
B|-3*-------3*----0-3---0----------------3-3\2/3------------------|
G|----4*--------------------2-0-----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----0-3*-3*-2-0*-2*-3-3-3-2*-0-2*-5*-2*-7*-2*-1-0-2*-----------|
B|-3*-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----2---4*---4-4-4*---4-----------------------------------------|
D|-4---4----4------------4---2*-2-2-0-4*~-------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-5~-0-2--------5*-6-7*-5*-2-5*-7*-10-7-6-5-4*-------------------|
B|-----------3-0--------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------0*----2-5-2*-0-------0-2-3-4-5-2-0-------0-------------|
B|-0-0-3----3*-------------3*-----------------3~*-----------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-2-5-5-2*-1-2*-2*-0----2-5*---5*-2*-1-2*------------------------|
B|--------------------3*------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------7~-7-7-------------6~--------------------------------|
B|-3*-2-0*----------7*-5-3*-3-0-----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-2-1-1-1-0-0-0-0------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------7*-5-0*-7*-5*-0----------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------4--------1-2*--------------|
D|---------------------------------------4-0*-4-------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-7-10-2-5-0-2---------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------3-5-0-3-------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------0-2---------2----------------------------|
D|---------------------------0*-2-4*---4*-2-0*--------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------0-2----------------------------------|
G|----0~-0-2-4-3~-3-3---------------------------------------------|
D|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

	PART B
{
e|-2-------2-------2------2-------2-------------------------------|
B|----3-0----3-0----3-0----3-0------0-----------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-0-----0-----0-----6~-------------------------------------------|
B|---2-----2------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----3-----3----3-----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0--------------------------------------|
B|---2-----2-----2-----2------------------------------------------|
G|-----2-----2-----2-----2---2------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3------3------3-----9------------------------------------------|
G|---4-0----4-0-----0---------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-----3-----3-----3-----3--------------------------------------|
G|---4-----4-----4-----4------------------------------------------|
D|-----0-----0-----0-----0---0------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

	(where I quit tabbing before finishing it 5 months later!)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------7------------------------------------------|
G|-2-0-----2-0-----2----------------------------------------------|
D|-----4-------4-----4--------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4-0-----4-0-----4-0-----4-0-----4------------------------------|
D|-----2-------2-------2-------2-----2----------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------6--------------------------------|
B|-2-------2-------2-------2--------------------------------------|
G|---3-------3-------3--------------------------------------------|
D|-----4-------4-------4-----4------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
}

	**repeat part B and fade**

<< 12/11/04


-----------------------------------------------------------------*/
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