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[Intro]

e|--------------------7--10--12--|------9----------9----------|   
B|--7-----7-----7----------------|--11-----11-------------11--|   
G|--7--7-----------7-----7---9---|--11---------11-----11------|   
D|--9--------9-------------------|--8-------------------------|   
A|--9----------------------------|----------------------------|   
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--10h12-------|
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---------------------------7h9---|--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--10h12-------|
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|---------------------------------|---------------------------|



[Verse 1]

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


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


[Chorus]

G                              D 
   Welcome to the Hotel Califoronia
           F#                                         Bm  
   Such a lovely place (such a lovely place), such a lovely face
  G                              D   
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
     Em                                       F#  
Any time of year (any time of year), you can find it here



[Verse 2]

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


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


[Chorus]

G                              D 
   Welcome to the Hotel Califoronia
           F#                                         Bm  
   Such a lovely place (such a lovely place), such a lovely face
  G                              D   
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
     Em                                       F#  
Any time of year (any time of year), you can find it here


[Verse 3]

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

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



[Solo] (var.1)
                         
e|-----------------7--|--9b10~----------------------------|
B|----------7h10------|-----------------------------------|
G|--9b(11)------------|----------9h11p9~-7--9--9b11--7----|
D|--------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|--------------------|-----------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|--7b8~-9--9p8p7--7b8~br7\--------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--9--9b11--7-----------7--9--9b11--7------------------|
D|-----------------9p8h9~----------------------9p7h9p7-----|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------7--10--7--------------------7-----10b12----|
B|--10b(12)------------10p7h10----8b(9)~----7-----------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

        
e|----10--10b12br10--7-------------------10--------------10---10-------|
B|--------------------------10--10b12--------12br10----8---------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------10------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|--9b11----------11br9p7--7/6--7~-7--|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9/12--11b12br11----9------9--11b12----11b12----11b12br11----9--7--9~-|
D|------------------------12---------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------7-------------------|
B|----------7--10-------------7----------------|
G|--9b11-----------9b11----------9p7---9b11~---|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------7----------7--------------------------------|
B|----------7--10------------------------7----------7------------------|
G|--9b11-----------9b11-------9b11----------9b11-------11br9p7h9p7-----|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
B|------------7/--|--9b10-------------------------7------------------|
G|--9b11~---------|----------------------------9-----7b--------------|
D|----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------|--------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------7------------------10----------------------|
B|-----10b12br10----10b12-------10p7--10b12--------10--12--11--10--9/---|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--9-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------12---------------17------------------------|
B|-----------12--15------15--17b19--------19br17--15--17--15----|
G|--14b16-------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------14--16--17--17b19------------------------------|
B|--17b19-------------------------19br17--15~-17--17p15-----|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------17--17---------------------------------------|
B|--17b19------------19br17--17b19--19br17p15h17----------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------17--17----------------------14----------17b19----|
B|--17b19------------19br17-----17b19~------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------19p18p16-------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|------|
B|-----------------12-----------12------------------|------|
G|--------15b16--------15b16------------------------|--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|--12b14br14br14br14br14br13br13br13br13br12---------12p10------12--10--|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------12----------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|--12--10----------------------------10\---------------|
G|----------11pb9---------9------9--11-------7--9b11----|
D|------------------12-----12---------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--15p12---14p10---12p8---10p7---8--------------------------|
G|--------------------------------7--------------------------|
D|--16p12---14p11---12p9---11p7---9--0h4------------------0--|
A|-----------------------------------------5h7p5-------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------5h7------|

                                                     
e|--14--12p10 --10p9---10----|----------------|------9~--10~-12~-|
B|--15--10-------------7--7~-|--8~-8~-10~-12~-|--11~-11~-12~-14~-|
G|--14--11------11p9---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|--------------------------------------|



[Solo] (var.2)

e|------------|-------------------------------|-------------------|
B|------10/12-|-h15-10-12--------------7------|-------------------|
G|-4/11-------|-----------10\9-----7-9----7h8-|------4/7\4--------|
D|------------|-------------------------------|-8-----------7h8\4-|
A|------------|-------------------------------|-------------------|
E|------------|-------------------------------|-------------------|

e|------------------------------------|-----------------------------7---10h12-|
B|--------7---------------7-----------|-10h12--10h12h10\7-10-8h9------7-------|
G|----7/9---7h8-------7/9---7h8-------|---------------------------------------|
A|---x----------9\8-9-----------9\8-9-|---------------------------------------|
D|--x---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|-x----------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

e|---10-(10)-12p10\7--------10-----------------|------10---------------------|
B|--------------------10h12----(10)-12h10\8-x--|-----------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|-9h11----9h11p9-7-7\6-7------|
D|-------------------------------------------x-|-----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----7h8-(7)-8p7--------7h8-(7)h8-(7)h8p7------|
G|-7/9--------------9\7-9--------------------9\7-|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|------------------7---------------------|
B|------7-10------7-----------------------|
G|-9h11------9h11-----(9)h11p9\7-9h11-----|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|------------------7------7-7---------------|
B|------7-10------7--------7-7---------------|
G|-9h11------9h11-----9h11-----9h11p9\7-9\7--|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|---------------|------------------------------------------|
B|---------------|----7h10p7-5-7---------10h12-(10)h12-10-7-|
G|-11/19---------|--x-------------7h8-----------------------|
D|---------------|-x------------------9---------------------|
A|---------------|x-----------------------------------------|
E|---------------|------------------------------------------|

e|-------10---------------------|--------------12----------------|
B|-10/12----10-12-11-10-9/17----|-----12-15h16----15-17\15-17\15-|
G|----------------------------14|h16-----------------------------|
D|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|--------------------------------|

e|-------15-16-17-17h19-----------------------------|
B|-17/19----------------(17)h19p17-15----17--17\15--|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|--------17-17------------------------------|
B|-17h19--------(17)h19p17-15-----17--17\15--|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|--------17-17-------------------------------------|
B|-17h19--------(17)h19p17-(17)h19---(17)h19p17-15--|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|------17-17---------------------------------------|
B|------------(17)h19po17-(17)h19----(17)h19p17\15--|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------10-------10----------|---------------------|
B|-14h15-----13h15----13h15-------------|---11----------------|
G|-----------------------------11\7-----|---------------------|
D|----------------------------------9-8-|---------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|---------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|---------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-17h19--(17)h19-(17)h18-(17)h18-(17)h18-(17)h18-(17)h18p17-(17)h18p17---|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-17-17-17\15----17-15/16-|---------------------------------|
G|-------------16----------|-16-----14-----------------14--?-|
D|-------------------------|-----------16\14\12-14/16--------|
A|-------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|-------------------------|---------------------------------|

e|-7--------------------------------|----7----------------------------|
B|---7-10---7-----------------------|------10-------------------------|
G|--------9---7-9---7---------------|---------11-(9)h11p9-7---------7-|
D|----------------9-----7-----------|-7-------------------------------|
A|--------------------9---9\7-5-7/9-|---------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|

e|---------------------|------------------9---|
B|---------------------|---------11-12--------|
G|-9-----9--11-----12--|-11-------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|
E|---------------------|----------------------|


Now the rest of this is the ending repeat section:

e|-10\7---10\7---10\7---10\7---10\7-----|
B|------7------7------7------7------7\5-|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|-9\6---9\6---9\6-12/14---------|-9\5---9\5---9\5---9\5---9\5-------|
B|-----7-----7-------------------|-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----|
G|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

e|-7\4---7\4---7\4---10/12--------|-7\3---7\3---7\3---7\3---7\3----|
B|-----5-----5-----5--------------|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3--|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

e|-5\2---5\2---5\2--8/10-------|-3\0---3\0---3\0---3\0---3\0---|
B|-----3-----3-----------------|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-|
G|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

e|-6\2---6\2---6\2--7/9-------------|
B|-----2-----2----------------------|
G|----------------------------------| and repeat this last section to fade
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|




***********************************
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| ~   Vibrato
| x   Dead note
| b   Bend
| br  Bend release
| pb  Pre-bend
|(n)  Ghost note 
***********************************
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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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