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Hotel California Chords

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[Verse 1]
Bm                        F#7
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
A                    E7
Warm smell of colitas rising up through the air
G                        D
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
Em
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
F#7
I had to stop for the night
Bm                             F#7
There she stood in the doorway,  I heard the mission bell
A                                          E7
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#7
There were voices down the corridor, I thought I heard them say
 
[Chorus]
G                         D
Welcome to the Hotel California.
       F#7                   Bm
Such a lovely place, such a lovely face
G                                D
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
     Em                                      F#7
Any time of year (any time of year) you can find it here

[Verse 2]
Bm                          F#7
Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes Benz
A                                    E7
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
G                                  D
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Em                     F#7
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget
Bm                          F#7
So I called up the Captain, 'Please bring me my wine'
A                                               E7
He said, 'We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine'
G                                        D
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Em
Wake you up in the middle of the night
F#7
Just to hear them say

[Chorus]
G                         D
Welcome to the Hotel California
    F#7                                            Bm
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place), Such a lovely face
G                                  D
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
        Em                                              F#7
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise), Bring your alibis

[Verse 3]
Bm                     F#7
Mirrors on the ceiling, The pink champagne on ice
             A                               E7
And she said 'We are all just prisoners here, of our own device'
G                            D
And in the master's chambers, They gathered for the feast
Em
They stab it with their steely knives,
          F#7
But they just can't kill the beast
Bm                    F#7
Last thing I remember, I was running for the door
A                                     E7
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
You can check-out any time you like,
    F#7
But you can never leave!'
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