Hotel California

Eagles

Intro: Bm - F# - A - E - G - D - Em - F# (2X)

Verse
 BmF#
 On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
 AE
 Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
 GD
 Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
 Em
 My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
 F#
 I had to stop for the night
 BmF#
  There she stood in the doorway,  I heard the mission bell
 AE
 And I was thinking to myself this could be heaven or this could be hell
 GD
 Then she lit up a candle, and she showed me the way
 EmF#
 There were voices down the corridor, I thought I heard them say:
Chorus
 Fill 1
G                           D     
Welcome to the Hotel California
 Fill 2
       F#                                            Bm  
Such a lovely place... such a lovely place... such a lovely face
 Fill 3
G                                  D    
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
 EmF#
Any time of year... any time of year... you can find it here
Fill 1
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
B  |10-12-10-12/14-12-10------------------------------------|
G  |11-12-11-12/14-12-11------------------------------------|
D  |--------------------------------------------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+

Fill 2
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
B  |--------------------------------------------------------|
G  |--------------------------------------------------------|
D  |----------0---0--2-4------------------------------------|
A  |2~~~-4~~~-----------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+

Fill 3
E  +----------------------7-5-------------------------------+
B  |-15----15----15----8--8-7-------------------------------|
G  |-14h16-14h16-16-7--------------------------------------|
D  |--------------------------------------------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+

Verse
 BmF#
 Her mind is Tiffany twisted, she got the Mercedes bends, uh!
 AE
 She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys that she calls friends
 GD
 How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
 EmF#
 Some dance to remember, some dance to forget
 BmF#
  So I called up the captain, "Please bring me my wine," he said
 AE
 "We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty-nine"
 GD
 And still those voices are calling from far away
 EmF#
 Wake you up in the middle of the night, just to hear them say
Chorus
 Fill 4
G                           D     
Welcome to the Hotel California
 Fill 2
       F#                                            Bm  
Such a lovely place... such a lovely place... such a lovely face
 Fill 5
G                               D    
Livin it up at the Hotel California
 EmF#
What a nice surprise... what a nice surprise... bring your alibis
Fill 4
E  +-10--------------------10-------------------------------+
B  |--------------------10----------------------------------|
G  |----9b-r-7----9b-r--------------------------------------|
D  |-----------7--------------------------------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+

Fill 5
E  +-----22-22----------------------------------------------+
B  |-22b-------22b-r19--------------------------------------|
G  |--------------------21b~~--21~~~------------------------|
D  |--------------------------------------------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+

Verse
 BmF#
 Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice, and she said,
 AE
 "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device"
 GD
 And in the master's chambers, they gathered for the feast
 EmF#
 They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can't kill the beast
 BmF#
  Last thing I remember, I was running for the door
 AE
 I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
 GD
 "Relax" said the nightman, "We are programmed to receive"
 EmF#
 "You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave"
Solo
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
B  |----10h12-12b---10-12-----------7-----------------------|
G  |/11-------------------9~~~--7h9---7---------------------|
D  |------------------------------------8~~~--7h9p7-7~~~~---|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
E  +------------------------------------------10------------+
B  |--------------------------------------10b----10r-7h10-8b|
G  |7h9/11-7-----------7h9/11-7-----------------------------|
D  |---------9p7h9~~~-----------9p7h9~~~--------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
E  +10b-10-10b-7----10--------------10----------------------+
B  |-------------10b--10r-8-10-8----------------------------|
G  |-----------------------------9b----9-9r-7---76-7~~~----|
D  |------------------------------------------7-------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
E  +----------------------------------------------7---------+
B  |----7b-7b-r-------7b-7b-7b-r--------7-10----7-----------|
G  |7h9---------9-7h9------------9-7-9b------9b-----9b-r7-9b|
D  |--------------------------------------------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
E  +---7---------7----7-------------------------------------+
B  |---7-10----7--------7----7-7----------------------------|
G  |9b------9b-----9b-----9b-----9b-r-7-9-7-9b~~~-----------|
D  |--------------------------------------------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
E  +------------------------------10------------------------+
B  |---------------10b-10-7-10/12----10-12-11-10-9~~~-------|
G  |11b-r-11-9-7--------------------------------------------|
D  |-------------9------------------------------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
E  +--------------------17------------------15-16-17-/19----+
B  |----12-15-17-15-17b----17r-15-17-15-17b-----------------|
G  |14b-----------------------------------------------------|
D  |--------------------------------------------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
E  +--------------------17-17------------17-17--------------+
B  |17b-r-15~~~-17--17b-------17r-15-17b-------17r-17b~~~---|
G  |--------------------------------------------------------|
D  |--------------------------------------------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
E  +---------17b-----10-----10------------------------------+
B  |17b-r-15-----13b----13b----------------11~~~------------|
G  |---------------------------1197-----------------------|
D  |----------------------------------9-8-------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
E  +12b-12-12-12-12-12-12r-12-12-12-12p10----12p12----------+
B  |--------------------------------------12-------12~~~----|
G  |--------------------------------------------------------|
D  |--------------------------------------------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
E  +------------------------7-------------------------------+
B  |10-------------10---------7-10---7----------------------|
G  |---119-7-9/11----7-9b--------9---7-9---7--------------|
D  |---------------------------------------9-----7----------|
A  |-------------------------------------------9---97-5-7/9|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
E  +---------------------------------------------9----------+
B  |--7---10p7--------------------7-8-7~~~-11-12------------|
G  |----7------9b-r-7~~~-7-9~~~-9---------------------------|
D  |7-------------------------------------------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
E  +10-------10-------10-------10-------10------------------+
B  |---12-------12-------12-------12-------12---------------|
G  |------11-------11-------11-------11-------11------------|
D  |--------------------------------------------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
E  +9-------9-------9----12b--------------------------------+
B  |--11------11------11------------------------------------|
G  |-----11------11-----------------------------------------|
D  |--------------------------------------------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+
E  +9-------9------9------9------9------7-----7-----7---10b-+
B  |--10------10-----10-----10-----10-----9-----9-----9-----|
G  |-----9-------9------9------9------9-----9-----9---------|
D  |--------------------------------------------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+

Repeat and fade out
E  +7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----5-----5-----5---8b--------+
B  |--8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----7-----7-----7-----------|
G  |----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7---------------|
D  |--------------------------------------------------------|
A  |--------------------------------------------------------|
E  +--------------------------------------------------------+

Hotel California (Sem Tablatura)
Tom: Bm
 BmF#
  On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
 AE
Warm smell of colitas rising up through the air
 GD
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
 Em
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
 F#
I had to stop for the night
 BmF#
There she stood in the doorway;  I heard the mission bell
 AE
And I was thinking to myself this could be heaven or this could be hell
 GD
Then she lit up a candle, and she showed me the way
 EmF#
There were voices down the corridor, I thought I heard them say
Chorus:
 GD
Welcome to the Hotel California.
 EmBm7
Such a lovely place, such a lovely face
 GD
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
 EmF#
Any time of year (any time of year) you can find it here
 BmF#
Her mind is Tiffany twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
 AE
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys that she calls friends
 GD
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
 EmF#
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget
 BmF#
So I called up the captain;  "Please bring me my wine."
 AE
"We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty-nine"
 GD
 And still those voices are calling from far away
 EmF#
Wake you up in the middle of the night, just to hear them say
Chorus:
 GD
Welcome to the Hotel California.
 EmBm7
Such a lovely place, such a lovely face
 GD
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
 EmF#
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise) bring your alibis
 BmF#
Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice
 AE
And she said "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device"
 GD
And in the master's chambers, they gathered for the feast
 EmF#
They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can't kill the beast
 BmF#
Last thing I remember, I was running for the door
 AE
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
 GD
"Relax" said the nightman, "We are programmed to receive"
 EmF#
"You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave"
**Instrumental And Fade


Corrected by Bruce Wayne. View original
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calisun133 (report comment to admin):
im loving this piece
archer135 (report comment to admin):
cool as
krazzyboy (report comment to admin):
pretty darn fancy...nice!!!
beaumontlive (report comment to admin):
nicely done
Dave Lee (report comment to admin):
 The best way to play it that I have found nice work....

kiowarose (report comment to admin):
do you have the intro for this?
Swampfox&Tommy2Tone (report comment to admin):
Without any doubt this site is heads and shoulders above anything I have ever found....Very Grateful to the folks who put this quality site together!!
djhatcher (report comment to admin):
Replace all the E chords with E9 chords and it will be more correct.
richiegay (report comment to admin):
Brilliant! Nice and easy to play chords - haven't tried the lead bit . . . yet!!
BillC83 (report comment to admin):
nice job, love this song :)
shastawolf (report comment to admin):
The intro is the same chords for the verses but you have to pick it instead of strumming...listen to the acoustic song for this and you'll here the intro for it....it sounds ok I guess...I'm still fairly new but give it a try..have fun!
shastawolf (report comment to admin):
I'm sorry I learned by using my ear and don't know anything about tabs and such...if anyone could lead me to somewhere an ear player might be able to learn reading tabs and such, I'd be very appreciated.
CEASER67 (report comment to admin):
SUPERB
mdouvris (report comment to admin):
Hi all,

I am new and have no idea about the fill/solo lines in the piece. Can someone help me out with an explanation. I am truly sorry if this is dumb, but I want to learn the whole thing..Thanks in advance
Michael
gtar466 (report comment to admin):
very nice its great around the campfire
stud muffin supreme (report comment to admin):
i like it alot until the solo, its kinda confusing without the spacing for the tabs. all in all it is really cool!
7sons (report comment to admin):
second chord in the tune is f#7
krzykat (report comment to admin):
loving that f#7!
Shy Shy (report comment to admin):
Awesome Possum!  Good Job!
Crush86 (report comment to admin):
"Her mind is definitely twisted"
ATMACDC08 (report comment to admin):
This isn't from the live album.  It's from the original Hotel California album.  The Live version is similar but theres no fade and the fills are a little different (Felder's in particular because of his double neck not having the appropriate number of frets) and the end of the solo when it repeats.  The second time through it they do some bend thing through it.  I havn't quite figured it out well enough to post it yet.
Kannapur (report comment to admin):
Could someone please help me understand how to read the lead notes?