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Hotel California Live chords

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To allow the chords to be played as open as possible, in the 1st position on a 12- string guitar. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Artist:   The Eagles
Song:     Hotel California [Live]
Album:    Hell Freezes Over (1994)
URL's:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIPu92RddRA
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_California_%28song%29
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_Freezes_Over
Tempo:    4/4
Style:    Misterioso

Capo 2

Chords:
          EADGBe
Am:       X02210
E7:       020100
Gsus2:    300033
D9:       XX0210
F:        X33211
C:        X32010
Dm7:      XX0211
E9:       020102
G:        320033
Gsus2:    300033
G13sus4/E:032033
Am7:      X02010
Dm:       XX0231
G/D:      XX0003


[Intro]
(Lightly Arpeggiated with Lead Over)
Am E7  Gsus2 D9    
F  C   Dm7   E7   

Am E7  Gsus2 D9   
F  C   Dm7   E9  


[Verse 1]
Am                        E7
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair,
Gsus2                  D9
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air.
F                         C
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light.
Dm7
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim,
         E7
I had to stop for the night.

[Verse 2]
Am                              E7
There she stood in the doorway, I heard the mission bell.
G                  Gsus2       G13sus4/E              D9
And I was thinking to myself,"This could be Heaven or this could be Hell?"
F                        C
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way.
Dm7
There were voices down the corridor,
          E7
I thought I heard them say:

[Chorus 1]
F                           C
"Welcome to the Hotel California,
       E7            
Such a lovely place!" (Such a lovely place),
Am7                G/D
Such a lovely face,
F                                  C
Plenty of room at the Hotel California,
    Dm7
Any time of year (Any time of year),
    E7
You can find it here.

[Verse 3]
Am                           E7
Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends.
Gsus2                                D9
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys that she calls friends,
F                                C
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Dm7                          E7
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget.

[Verse 4]
Am                         E7
So I called up the Captain,"Please bring me my wine".
         Gsus2                       D9
He said, "We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine".
F                                       C
An' still those voices are calling from far away,
Dm7
Wake you up in the middle of the night, 
        E7
Just to hear them say:

[Chorus 2]
F                           C
"Welcome to the Hotel California,
       E7
Such a lovely place!" (Such a lovely place),
Am7                G/D
Such a lovely face.
        F                                C
They're livin' it up at the Hotel California,
       Dm7
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise),
E7
Bring your alibis.

[Verse 5]
Am                      E7
Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice.
               Gsus2                            D9
"Ah" she said, "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device".
F                                 C
And in the master's chambers,they gathered for the feast.
Dm7
They stab it with their steely knives,
         E7
But they just can't kill the beast.

[Verse 6]
Am                           E7
Last thing I remember, I was running for the door.
Gsus2                                  D9
I had to find the passage back, to the place I was before.
F                                    C
"Relax", said the night man, "We are programmed to receive.
Dm7
You can check-out any time you like,
        E7
But you can never leave!"


[Instrumental]
(Arpeggiated Con Fuoco with Lead Over)

Am E7 Gsus2 D9 
F  C  Dm7    E7  

Am E7 Gsus2 D9 
F  C  Dm7    E9  

[Coda]
(Lead Over)

F  C  Dm7    Am7
F  C  Dm    E7  (Cesura)
 
[End]


Notes.
1. This version was TAB'ed to match the key of the ensemble performance and to 
allow the chords to be played as open as possible, in the 1st position on a 12-
string guitar.

            
            
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TheFunkyBass 263 Aug 31, 2014 09:57 PM

Clearly wrong.

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DuckTourZeus 12 Feb 23, 2017 01:23 PM

Nice harmonic accents (and also, a more user friendly key)!

[Open up your mind TheFunkyBass!]

Either using these accent notes to embellish the chords while playing rhythm, or in lead improvisations, is a rich vein to pick.

Thank you, Baby!

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cadearichard4098 10 4 days ago

I've been trying to find a decently easy tab and this is it thanks due

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