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Hotel Yorba

The White Stripes

from the album White Blood Cells released in 2001

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Lyrics

Intro

G (with riff)

Verse

G I was watching C With one eye on the other side D I had fifteen people telling me to move G I got moving on my mind I found shelter In some thoughts turning wheels around I said 39 times that I love you To the beauty that I had found

Chorus

G Well, its one two three four take the elevator C At the Hotel Yorba I'll be glad to see ya later D GFG All they got inside is vacancy... (hey!) (verse chords x1) I've been thinking Of a little place down by the lake They got a dirty old road leading up to the house I wonder how long it will take 'Till we're alone Sitting on the front porch of that home Stomping our feet on the wooden floors Never gotta worry about locking the doors Well, its one two three four take the elevator At the Hotel Yorba I'll be glad to see ya later All they got inside is vacancy (verse chords x1, let ring) (let chords ring) It might sound silly For me to think childish thoughts like this But I'm so tired of acting tough And I'm gonna do what I please (back to normal strumming) Let's get married In a big cathedral by a priest Cause if I'm the man that you love the most You could say "I do" at least Well, its one two three four take the elevator At the Hotel Yorba I'll be glad to see ya later D G All they got inside is vacancy And its four five six seven grab your umbrella A-grab a hold of me cause I'm you better fella D G C GDG (let ring) All they got inside is vacancy

Notes & Tabs

Chords Used

This song uses these chords:

e-|----3----0----2----1----
B-|----0----1----3----1----
G-|----0----0----2----2----
D-|----0----2----0----3----
A-|----2----3---------3----
E-|----3--------------1----
       G    C    D    F 

Intro Riff

The intro riff, based on the G chord, can be played like this. Specifically, note the hammer-on and pull-offs. Listen along to get the strumming pattern correct.

e-|------3--------------------------------------3---
B-|------0---0-0-0------------------------------0---
G-|------0---0-0-0------------------------------0---
D-|------0---0-0-0--------0-------0-------------0---
A-|------2---2-2-2----0h2-----0h2-----0h2p0-----2--- 
E-|---3--3-----------------------------------3--3---
         G 

The ending of the chorus...

Note that the chords used at the end of the chorus are slightly different at the end of the song (they don't repeat the typical GFG progression). See the lyrics section above for the exact chords -- it isn't anything too tricky.

Chord Progressions

Intro

G (with riff)

Verse

"I was watching, with one eye on the other side..."
| G . . . | C . . . | D . . . | G . . . |

Chorus

"Well, its one two three four take the elevator..."
| G . . . | C . . . | D . . . | G F G . |

Song Info

Song: Hotel Yorba
Artist: The White Stripes
Album: White Blood Cells
Year: 2001
Label: XL

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