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The Last Resort Chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
From: Sekhar Narayanaswami 

The Last Resort -- The Eagles, from the album _Hotel California_
(also featured on their latest release, _Hell Freezes Over_)

Note:  This is how I learned the song.  If you want to play
along with the recorded version, you need to drop everything
one half step (i.e. F->E, Bb->A, etc.).  At the end of this post,
along with the fingerings for the listed chords, I'll list the
half-step dropped chords/fingerings also.

Corrections/Criticisms/Comments welcome
(Please mail these to

F             Bb           C
She came from Providence
C                F
The one in Rhode Island
F                   Bb            C
Where the old world shadows hang
C            F
Heavy in the air
F              Bb                 C
She packed her hopes and dreams
C          F
Like a refugee
F           Bb            C
Just as her father came
C          F        F F F F+
Across the sea

She heard about a place
People were smiling
Spoke about the red man's ways
How they loved the land
They came from everywhere
To the Great Divide
Seeking a place to stand
Or a place to hide

Down in the crowded bars
Out for a good time
Can't wait to tell you all
What it's like up there
They called it paradise
I don't know why
Somebody laid the mountains low
While the town got high

F F F F F+
Dm Dm Dm Dm Dm*
F F F F F+
Dm Dm Dm Dm Dm*

When the chilly winds blew down
Across the canyon
Through the canyons of the coast
To the malibus
Where the pretty people played
Hungry for power
To light their neon ways
Give 'em things to do

Some rich man came and raped the land
Nobody caught him
Put up a bunch of ugly boxes
And Jesus people bought them
They called it paradise
The place to be
They watched the hazy sun
Sinking in the sea

(Key Change:  changes from F to Ab)

Ab               Db          Eb
You can leave it all behind
Eb         Ab
Sail to Lahaina
Ab                     Db        Eb
Just like the missionaries did
Eb             Ab
So many years ago
Ab                  Db            Eb
They even brought a neon sign
Eb         Ab
Jesus is Coming
Ab                      Db            Eb
Brought the white man's burden down
Eb                      Ab        Ab Ab Ab Ab+
Brought the white man's reign

And we'll provide the grand design
What is yours and what is mine
'Cuz there is no more new frontier
We have got to make it here
We satisfied our endlees needs
And justified our bloody deeds
In the name of destiny
And in the name of God

And you can see them there
On sunday morning
Stand up and sing about
What it's like up there
They called it paradise
I don't know why
To call someplace paradise
Kiss it goodbye

Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab+
Fm Fm Fm Fm Fm*
Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab+
Fm Fm Fm Fm Fm*  (repeat this and fade)

Chords Used:
Listed Chords:			Chords Dropped 1/2 step:
F:	133211			E:	022100
Bb:	x13331 or 688766	A:	x02220
C:	x32010 or 8aa988	B:	x24442
F+:	133311 (Faug?)		E+:	022200
Dm:	xx0231			C#m:	x46654
Dm*:	xx0331			C#m*:	X47654

After key change:
Ab:	466544			G:	355433 or 320003
Db:	x46664			C:	x32010
Eb:	x68886			D:	xx0232
Ab+:	466644			G+:	355533
Fm:	133111			Em:	022000
Fm*:	133121			Em*:	022010

Sekhar Narayanaswami
"I wanna find myself a girl
Who can show me what laughter means
And we'll fill in the missing numbers
In each others paint-by-number dreams"		-- Jackson Browne

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EmeraldEyzs wrote on February 21 2003, 12:00 am

She came from Providence
The one in Rhode Island
Where the old world shadows hang
Heavy in the air
She packed her hopes and dreams
Like a refugee
Just as her father came
Across the sea

All the verses are like this. I have the book
Nice try though

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eric1971 wrote on April 9 2013, 11:50 am

LOL!! You have the book huh? Guess your book is for beginners cause what its telling you is IF you capo 2. Oh and btw... where are the OTHER chords from your BOOK? Seems like its been TRIED... TESTED and found WANTING!

This guy has done an awesome job with the details of the ENTIRE chord progression .. if you CAN'T play it with the proper chords .. DON'T RATE IT! He even went to the trouble of breaking it down to easier chords for novices to enjoy. GREAT JOB SIR!

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chalfant wrote on April 10 2013, 05:12 am

Sorry but your book is wrong.
Most books are designed for easy playing.

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