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Hotel California

The Eagles

from the album Hotel California released in 1977

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Lyrics

Intro

| Bm . . . | F# . . . | A . . . | E . . . | | G . . . | D . . . | Em . . . | F# . . . |

Verse

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 F# My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim, I had to stop for the night There she stood in the doorway, I heard the mission bell I was thinking to myself, "This could be heaven or this could be hell" Then she lit up a candle, and she showed me the way There were voices down the corridor, I thought I heard them say...

Chorus

G D Welcome to the Hotel California F# Bm Such a lovely place, such a lovely face G D Plenty of room at the Hotel California Em F# Any time of year, you can find it here Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes Benz She got a lot of pretty pretty boys, that she calls friends How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat Some dance to remember, some dance to forget So I called up the Captain, "Please bring me my wine" He said, "We haven't had that spirit here since... nineteen sixty nine" And still those voices are calling, from far away Wake you up in the middle of the night, just to hear them say... Welcome to the Hotel California Such a lovely place, such a lovely face Plenty of room at the Hotel California What a nice surprise, bring your alibis Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice And she said, "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device" In the masters chambers, they gathered for their feast They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can't kill the beast Last thing I remember, I was running for the door I had to find the passage back, to the place I was before "Relax," said the night man, "we are programmed to receive... "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave" (solo w/ verse chords)

Notes & Tabs

Here are the chords used in this song:

e-|----2-----2-----0----0----3----2----0-----
B-|----3-----2-----2----0----0----3----0-----
G-|----4-----3-----2----1----0----2----0-----
D-|----4-----4-----2----2----0----0----2-----
A-|----2-----4-----0----2----2---------2-----
E-|----------2----------0----3---------0-----
       Bm    F#    A    E    G    D    Em 

Chord Progressions

Intro

| Bm . . . | F# . . . | A  . . . | E  . . . |
| G  . . . | D  . . . | Em . . . | F# . . . |

Verse

"On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair..."
| Bm . . . | F# . . . | A  . . . | E  . . . |
| G  . . . | D  . . . | Em . . . | F# . . . |

Chorus

"Welcome to the Hotel California..."
| G . . . | D . . . | F# . . . | Bm . . . |
| G . . . | D . . . | Em . . . | F# . . . |

Song Info

Song: Hotel California
Artist: The Eagles
Album: Hotel California
Year: 1977
Label: Asylum

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My name is David Potsiadlo, and I created Songnotes to share my collection of guitar tabs, chords, and lyrics for my favorite songs.

Since I started playing guitar over 10 years ago, I've often been frustrated by the preponderance of mediocre and incomplete song tabs littered across the internet. To combat this, I started keeping my own collection of notes for each song I learn -- always taking the extra time to make sure accuracy and completeness are never compromised. Years later, my collection grew to the point where I knew I had to share it online with fellow aspiring musicians.

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