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Tabbed By| Scott Staley
Email| strumntheguitar@yahoo.com

Tuning| Standard (EADGBe)

This live acoustic song has three guitars in it, one is a 12 string, which has a capo on the 2nd fret
and plays the top chords which are shown here in parentheses.  A 6 string guitar plays
the other chords and the lead.  Forgive me if there are a few mistakes/typos in here...
this thing was a pain to type out |p
 

(Am)                                      (G)
   Bm                                        A
e|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|--------------------3--5--7--7h8p7--5/7--|---------------------------------|
G|-----4--4h5p3h4--5-----------------------|--------7-6----------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|----7-9---------7h9-7------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|--------------9--------9\7--5/7--|
E|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

  (Dsus2)
   Em                                  (keeps repeating)
e|-----------0-------0-------0-------0-----7p0-----10p0-----7p0-----10p0-----7p0-----10p0-|
B|---------0-------0-------0-------0-----8-------8--------8-------8--------8-------8------|
G|-------0-------2-------4-------7-----9-------9--------9-------9--------9-------9--------|
D|-----2-------4-------5-------9----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                             (E7)
e|-----7p0-----10p0-----7-6-7-9-10-9-10-12/14-14~~~~~-|
B|---8-------8--------8-------------------------------|
G|-9-------9--------9---------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

Percussions come in here.

  (Asus2)
   Bm
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|---------7h8p7---|-7-7-------7-----|-----------------|-----------------|
G|---------------9-|-------9-------7-|---9---7---------|-----------------|
D|-------9---------|-----------------|---------9p7-7/9~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  (G)
   A
e|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-7-----9-10-9-10-|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-------8---7-8/10-|-----------------|
G|-----------7-6---|-6---6-----.-----|-6-7-9------------|-----------------|
D|-------7-9-----9-|-------7---9-----|------------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|

  (Dsus2)
   Em
e|-12\\----------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-7h0---10-|---12---10---7\\----|
B|--------------0--|------0-------0--|-----0-------0----|--------------------|
G|-------------0---|-----2-------4---|---9--------------|--------------------|
D|---------2-------|-4-------5-------|-7----------------|--------------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|--------------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|--------------------|

  (E)
   F#7
e|---------9--9h10p9\7--7h9p7\6-----|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|----------------------------------|-8--7--7--7--8--7-|---7-------------|-----------------|
G|----------------------------------|------------------|-9-----7---6-----|-----------------|
D|----------------------------------|------------------|-------------9-8~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
A|----------------------------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|----------------------------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|


This is where things get complicated....
The 12-string starts messing with picking patterns based around these chords|
        Am   E7   G   D9   F   C   Dm   E7

The 6 string playing the chords begins playing what the 12 string was playing in the
intro, but without the capo.

The lead guitar starts playing this|

e|-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|------------------|
B|-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|------------------|
G|-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|------------------|
D|-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|------------------|
A|-5~~~~~~-7---9---|-7-----------5h7p5\4~~~~~~~~~~-|-4~~~~~~-5---7---|-\2~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
E|-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|------------------|
       
e|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
B|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
G|-----------------|--2---------------|-----------------|---------------------|
D|-----------------|--0-------2/4-0---|-2-------4---5---|-4h5p4\2-4-----------|
A|-2~~~~~~-4---5---|-\0---------------|-----------------|---------------------|
E|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------------|


The lyrics begin here and everything keeps doing the same thing, except the 6 string
doing the chords, which stops playing until the first verse is complete. 

Chorus, 12 string plays these chords|
        F   C   D7   Am   F   C   Dm   E
The rhythm 6 string plays this|
        G   D   F#  "Fill 2"  D   Em   F#

Lead plays Fill 1, 2, and 3.  


[Fill 1]

  California                          Such a lovely place, such a
e|--|-----------------|---.---.----------|
B|--|-----7-7---7---7-|-7/9---7---7------|
G|--|-----7-7---9---7-|-9/11--9---7------|
D|--|-----------------|------------------|
A|--|-----------------|------------------|
E|--|-----------------|------------------|


[Fill 2]

  lovely face.                        Plenty of room at the

RHYTHM GUITAR
  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|---------2---4---|-5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
A|-2-------4-------|-5---------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

LEAD GUITAR
e|---------0-------|-2-------3---5---|-7---------------|
B|-3-------2-------|-3-------5---7---|-8---------------|
G|-4---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


[Fill 3]

   Hotel California
e|-------9--9--9\\7-----7--|-7\5---5-5-------|
B|-------10-10-10\8-----8--|-8\7---7-7-------|
G|-------------------------|-----------------|
D|-------------------------|-----------------|
A|-------------------------|-----------------|
E|-------------------------|-----------------|


On the second chorus, the rhythm 6 string plays|  Fill 3, 2, and 4 (in that order)
Everyone else keeps playing the same as before

Fill 4
e|-----7-7-7\5---5-|-5\------2-------|
B|-----8-8-8\7---7-|-7\------3-------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|


The lead stops playing for a while until the "Last thing I remember..." verse, where he
plays this, which leads into the solo.

       Last thing...           I was runnin' for the door.                   I had to find the
e|-----------------|-7\6-7-----------|-----------------|-6---6-----------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-7\6-7-----------|-----------------|-7\6-7-----------|-----------------|
G|-7---------------|-----------------|-6---------------|-----------------|-6---------------|
D|-9---------------|-----------------|-8---------------|-----------------|-7---------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 passage back to the place I was before.                 Relax said the night man
e|-5\4-5-----------|-----------------|-4\3-4-----------|-----------------|-3\2-3-----------|
B|-5\4-5-----------|-----------------|-5\4-5-----------|-----------------|-3\2-3-----------|
G|-----------------|-4-------------4-|-----------------|-4---------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-6-------------6-|-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

We are programmed to receive              You can check out...              but you can never
e|-----------------|-2\1-2-----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-3\2-3-----------|-----------------|-5\4-5-----------|-----2-----2---2-|
G|-2---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-4---4-----------|-3---3-------3---|
D|-4---------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-----------------|-4---4-----------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-4---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   leave               
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|---------------6-|
D|-4---4---8--9----|
A|-4---4-----------|
E|-2---2-----------|


Dueling guitar solo, 12 string plays the chords, other guitars play lead.

   Bm                                  F#7                                 A
e|-----------------|-----------------|-7---5---3---2---|------------9-10-|-12-12-12-12------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
G|-9-------9--9--9-|-9--7--6-9--7--6-|-7---6---4---3---|-----------------|------------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

                           E7                                   G
e|-12-10-9----10-9-------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
B|---------12------12-10-|-9---------------|------------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------------|-------9---------|------------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------------|-------------9---|-9h11-------------|---------0-----2-|
A|-----------------------|-----------------|------------------|----0--2----4----|
E|-----------------------|-----------------|----------------2-|-3---------------|

                       D                                   Em  
e|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------0----0-----|---------0-------|
B|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------0----0----|----------0------|
G|---------0-----2h4-|-2-------4p2-----|-----------------|---------0----0---|-----------0-----|
D|-0--4--2----4------|-------------4---|-----------------|----------2----2--|------------2----|
A|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------2-|-----------------|
E|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|

  F#7
 Rhythm 6 string|
e|-------2---------|-2-----------------|
B|--------2--------|-3-----------------|
G|---------3-------|-3-----------------|
D|----------4------|-------------------|
A|-----------------|-------------------|
E|-2---------------|-------------------|
                                         Bm
  Lead 6 string|                             
e|-----------------|-------------------|---------------------|
B|-----------------|-------------3-5-6-|-7h8p7p5-7---------5-|
G|-----------------|-4h5p4p3h4-5-------|-----------------7---|
D|-----------------|-------------------|---------------------|
A|-----------------|-------------------|---------------------|
E|-----------------|-------------------|---------------------|

                                     F#7
e|---------------------------------|-------0-7--9--7-|-----14----------|
B|-7--7h8p7\5--5h8p5\3--3h5p3\2----|----2------------|-11--------------|
G|------------------------------4--|-3---------------|-----------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----------------|-------------12\-|
A|---------------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|---------------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   A                                   E7
e|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------------------|-----0-----------|
B|----7--7-7-------|-----------------|--------------------------------|-----------------|
G|------------9--9-|-9--7--7-6-------|------7---7h9p7\6---6h7p6\4-----|-----------------|
D|-----------------|------------9--7-|-6---------------------------7--|-6---------2---4-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------------------|-----------------|

   G                                               D
e|-----------------------|---------------------3-|-3/5-5-5-5/7-5-3-|
B|-----------------------|-----------------3-5---|-5/7-7-7-7/8-7-5-|
G|-----------------------|-4---4h6p4-3-4-6-------|-----------------|
D|-5h7p5p4-5---------7---|-----------------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|

                                   Em
e|-5\----------------------|-------3p0---7p0-|---10p7---12p10-----|
B|-7\----------------0h2h3-|-5p0-------0-----|-0------0-------12\-|
G|-------------0h2h3-------|-----0-----------|--------------------|
D|-------0h2h4-------------|-----------------|--------------------|
A|-------------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
E|-------------------------|-----------------|--------------------|

   F#7                             
e|-2---2h3p2-0---2--0----|--------------7-6-7-9-|
B|-------------3-------3-|-2h3p2p0-2----3-2-3-5-|
G|-----------------------|----------------------|
D|-----------------------|----------------------|
A|-----------------------|----------------------|
E|-----------------------|----------------------|


From here on out, One 6 string plays the top (e.g. 10p7 7) and
the other plays the bottom (7p3 4).

   Bm                                       F#7
e|-10p7---10p7---10p7-|---10p7---10p7-----|-9p6---9p6---9p6-|-/14--------------|
B|--7p3-7--7p3-7--7p3-|-7--7p3-7--7p3-7---|-5p2-7-5p2-7-5p2-|--9/11------------|
G|------4------4------|-4------4------4---|-----3-----3-----|------------------|
D|--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|
A|--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|
E|--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|

   A                                   E                                   G
e|-9p5---9p5---9p5-|---9p5---9p5-----|-7p4---7p4---7p4-|/12--------------|-7p3---7p3---7p3-|
B|-5p2-5-5p2-5-5p2-|-5-5p2-5-5p2-5---|-5p0-5-5p0-5-5p0-|-11/13-----------|-3p0-3-3p0-3-3p0-|
G|-----2-----2-----|-2-----2-----2---|-----------------|-----------------|-----0-----0-----|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----6-----6-----|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

                     D7                                   Em
e|---7p3---7p3-----|-5p2---5p2---5p2-|-/10--------------|-3p0---3p0---3p0-|---3p0---3p0-------|
B|-3-3p0-3-3p0-3---|-----3-----3-----|------------------|-----0-----0-----|-0-----0-----0-2/3-|
G|-0-----0-----0---|-5p2---5p2---5p2-|--12/14-----------|-4p0---4p0---4p0-|---4p0---4p0---3/4-|
D|-----------------|-----4-----4-----|------------------|-----2-----2-----|-2-----2-----2-----|
A|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|

Rhythm 6 string
   F#7                                   Bm
   +   +   +   +     +   +    +   +     +   + . +   +
e|-0-----2-----6---|-9-7/10---7-----0-|-7-7-7-7---------|
B|---2-----3-----7-|--------7---5-7---|-7-7-7-7---------|
G|-----3-----4-----|------------------|-7-7-7-7---------|
D|-----------------|------------------|-9-9-9-9---------|
A|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|

Lead 6 string
e|-----------------|----------------0-|-------.---------|
B|-2-----3p0---5p0-|---7p3----3p2-3---|-3-3-3-3---------|
G|---3-------------|------------------|-4-4-4-4---------|
D|-----4-----4-----|-4------4---------|-4-4-4-4---------|
A|-----------------|------------------|-2-2-2-2---------|
E|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|


There is it... hope you like it, and sorry if it gets confusing at spots... just listen
to it a few times and you'll figure it out eventually.  The 12 string is not completely
necessary for it to sound great, but having 2 guitars is convenient.


***********************************
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
***********************************

            
            
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khm 92 Dec 05, 2005 10:23 PM

Many obvious and huge mistakes..

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linkinmark 155 May 14, 2006 06:32 AM

well, at least it sounds good...gave it 4 stars..
Just corrected the typos meself...ü

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tuluks 675 Sep 29, 2006 12:26 AM

THIS TAB IS WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR!! it has all those fill-ins that arent in the other tabs.
nice work mate.

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