Hotel California (Eagles)

Artist – Eagles,
Tuning – Standard (E A D G B E),
Tricky Chords – E7 (022130),
Strumming – D D U UD D DU,
Capo – 2nd Fret

 

Am E7 G D
F C Dm E

 

Am                                        E7
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
G                                      D
Warm smell of colitas rising up through the air
F                                             C
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
Dm
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
E
I had to stop for the night

 

Am                                                  E7
There she stood in the doorway; I heard the mission bell
G
And I was thinking to myself
         D
This could be heaven or this could be hell
F                                             C
Then she lit up a candle, and she showed me the way
Dm
There were voices down the corridor,
E
I thought I heard them say…

 

F                                        C
Welcome to the Hotel California.
       E7                                                                   Am
Such a lovely place, (such a lovely place), such a lovely face
F                                                 C
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
    Dm                                                      E
Any time of year, (any time of year) You can find it here

 

Am                                           E7
Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, She got the Mercedes bends
G                                                         D
She got a lot of pretty pretty boys   she calls friends
F                                                          C
How they danced in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
Dm                                          E
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

 

Am                                      E7
So I called up the captain; Please bring me my wine (he said)
G                                                            D
We haven’t had that spirit here since 1969
F                                                             C
and still those voices are calling from far away
Dm
Wake you up in the middle of the night
E
Just to hear them say…

 

F                                        C
Welcome to the Hotel California.
       E7                                                                   Am
Such a lovely place, (such a lovely place), such a lovely face
F                                                 C
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
    Dm                                                      E
Any time of year, (any time of year) You can find it here

 

Am                                     E7
Mirrors on the ceiling; the pink champagne on ice (and she said)
G                                                  D
We are all just prisoners here, of our own device
F                                                   C
and in the master’s chambers, they gathered for the feast
Dm
They stab it with their steely knives but they
E
just can’t kill the beast

 

 Am                                         E7
Last thing I remember, I was running for the door
G                                                           D
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
F                                                 C
“Relax” said the night man; we are programmed to receive
Dm
You can check out any time you like
E
But you can never leave…

 

Am E7 G D
F C Dm E

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