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Eagles - Hotel California
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From: "Hotel California" album
Released: February 1977
Writers: Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley

Notes: It is one of the best-known songs of the album-oriented rock era. The Eagles'
original recording of the song features Henley singing the lead vocals and concludes
with an extended section of electric guitar interplay between Felder and Joe Walsh.
The song has been given several interpretations by fans and critics alike, but the
Eagles have described it as their "interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles".


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--10^h12------|
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|---------------------------------|---------------------------|

Verse 1 :

Bm                        F#
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
A                     E
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#
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 California.
        Em                   Bm7
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 bends
A                        E
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
G                                D
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Em
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget



Bm                           F#
So I called up the Captain, 'Please bring me my wine'
A                                               E
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#
Just to hear them say...


Chorus : 

G                        D
Welcome to the Hotel California
Em                                         Bm7
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place), Such a lovely face
G                                  D
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
Em                                           F#
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise), Bring your alibis


Verse 3 :

Bm                      F#
Mirrors on the ceiling, The pink champagne on ice
A                                             E
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#
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
You can check-out any time you like,
F#
But you can never leave!'


Solo :

E|-----------------7--|--9b(10)-----------------------------|
B|----------7^h10-----|----------------~~-------------------|
G|--9b(11)------------|----------9^h11^p9--7--9--9b(11)--7--|
D|--------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|--------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|--------------------|-------------------------------------|
 
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|----~~~----------------~~~-------|
D|--7b(8)--9--9^p8^p7--7b(8)r(7)\--|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
 
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--9--9b(11)--7-------~~--7--9--9b(11)--7--------------|
D|-------------------9^p8^h9-------------------9^p7^h9^p7--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
E|-----------7--10--7-------------~~~~~--7-----10b(12)^^^
B|--10b(12)------------10^p7^h10--8b(9)-----7-----------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
 
        .
E|^^--10--10b(12)r(10)--7---------------10--------------(10)X--(10)X--|
B|-------------------------10--10b(12)------(12)r10--8----------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
E|----------10------------------------|
B|------------------------------~-----|
G|--9b(11)------(11)r9^p7--7/6--7--7^^^
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|
 
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------  PH  --------------------~--|
G|^h9/12--11b(12)r11--9------9--11b(12)--11b(12)--11b(12)r11--9--7--9--|
D|-----------------------12--------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
E|-------------------------7-------------------|
B|----------7--10-------------7--------~~~~~~--|
G|--9b(11)---------9b(11)--------9^p7--9b(11)--|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|
 
E|-------------------------7----------7---------------------------------|
B|----------7--10------------------------7----------7-------------------|
G|--9b(11)---------9b(11)-----9b(11)--------9b(11)-----(11)r9^p7^h9^p7--|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
E|----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--~~~~~~--(7)/--|--9b(10)(then release 1/4)-----7------------------|
G|--9b(11)--------|----------------------------9-----7(bend up 1/4)--|
D|----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
 
E|--------------------------7------------------10----------------------|
B|-----10b(12)r10--10b(12)-----10^p7--10b(12)------10--12--11--10--9/--|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--9------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
E|-------------------12---------------17-----------------------|
B|-----------12--15------15--17b(19)------(19)r17--15--17--15--|
G|--14b(16)----------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
 
E|-----------14--16--17--17b(19)-----------~~--------------|
B|--17b(19)-----------------------(19)r17--15--17--17^p15--|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
E|-----------17--17-----------~~~~~~~-------------------|
B|--17b(19)----------(19)r17--17b(19)--(19)r17^p15^h17--|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
 
E|-----------17--17-----------~~~~~~~--14^^^^^^^^--17b(19)^^|
B|--17b(19)----------(19)r17--17b(19)-----------------------|
G|-------------------------------------19^p18^p16-----------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
 
E|^^(19)--------------------------------------------|------|
B|-----------------12-----------12------------------|--~~--|
G|--------15b(16)------15b(16)----------------------|--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|--12b(14)r(14)r(14)r(14)r(14)r(13)r(13)r(13)r(13)r12--12^p10------12--10--|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------12----------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--12--10----------------------------10\-------------|
G|----------(11)r9------9------9--11-------7--9b(11)--|
D|------------------12-----12-------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
 
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--15^p12--14^p10--12^p8--10^p7--8--------------------------|
G|--------------------------------7--------------------------|
D|--16^p12--14^p11--12^p9--11^p7--9--0^h4-----------------0--|
A|-----------------------------------------5^h7^p5-----------|
E|--------------------------------------------------5^h7-----|
 
                                                     ~~  ~~  ~~
E|--14--12^p10--10^p9--10-~--|--~--~--~~--~~--|--~~--9---10--12--|
B|--15--10^^^^---------7--7--|--8--8--10--12--|--11--11--12--14--|
G|--14--11^^^^--11^p9--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|--------------------------------------|
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