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Hotel California ukulele

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Eagles - Hotel California
Tuning: Open C6 (G C E A)
Key: B minor (B C# D E F# G A B)
Tempo: 75 bpm
Transcribed by Robert from Astlessons
Link to my tutorial on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqyNM4w4nMs

This is a straight off adaptation of the original on guitar, which means we have some 
advanced chords, i.e. it might be a good idea to watch the tutorial also. So if you're 
looking for an easy version, try some of the other available transcriptions instead.


Bm F#7 Aadd2 E9 G D Em7 F#7   x2

[Verse 1]

Bm                      F#7
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Aadd2                 E9
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
G                        D
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
Em7                                     F#7
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim, I had to stop for the night

[Verse 2]

Bm                            F#7
There she stood in the doorway, I heard the mission bell
Aadd2                                        E9
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
Em7                                F#7
There were voices down the corridor, I thought I heard them say

[Chorus 1]

G                         D
Welcome to the Hotel California
       F#7                                         Bm
Such a lovely place (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 3]

Bm                         F#7
Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes Benz oh
Aadd2                                E9
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, she calls friends
G                                  D
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
Em7                   F#7
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

[Verse 4]

Bm                        F#7
So I called up the captain, please bring me my wine
      Aadd2                                   E9
He said, we haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine
G                                        D
And still those voices are calling from far away
Em7                                   F#7
Wake you up in the middle of the night, just to hear them say

[Chorus 2]

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 living it up at the Hotel California
        Em                                             F#7
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise), bring your alibis

[Verse 5]

Bm                    F#7
Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice
           Aadd2                             E9
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
Em7                                             F#7
They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can't kill the beast

[Verse 6]

Bm                         F#7
Last thing I remember, I was running for the door
Aadd2                                   E9
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
Em7                                F#7
You can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave


Bm F#7 Aadd2 E9 G D Em7 F#7   x5 (starts fading in the beginning of the fifth round)

Bm    (4 2 2 2)
F#7   (3 1 0 1) or (X 1 0 1)
Aadd2 (2 1 0 2)
E9    (1 2 2 2) or (4 4 2 5)
G     (0 2 3 2)
D     (2 2 2 0)
Em7   (0 2 0 2)
Em    (0 4 3 2)

Chordname (G C E A)
X = muffle / don't play

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