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Hotel Can't Afford Ya  ApologetiX

This is an awesome and fun song to play, especially around Christmas since it tells the
story as told in Luke.
Okay, so its really played the same way as Hotel California but its a lot easier and
to just play the chords, and it sounds just as nice. I made sure to put all the chords in
correct places. Have fun!
Hotel Can?t Afford Ya by Apologetix
[Bm]From a dark desert highway[F#], we pulled into the inn
[A]Rome called for a census,[E] I was from Bethlehem
[G]Up above from a distance[D] a star was giving me light
[Em]My wife was heavy ?cause her child was due
[F#]We had to stop for the night
[Bm]So I stood in the doorway[F#] of Bethlehem hotel
[A]And I was thinking to myself "I hope to [E]heaven they'll give me some help"
[G]But they told us no-can-do[D] and they sent me away
[Em]"There's a place around the corner though[F#] where you both can stay"
[G]Welcome, but the hotel can't [D]afford ya
Such a [Em]lovely place but we're [Bm]out of space
[G]Ran out of room and the hotel can't [D]afford ya
It's the [E]time of year with the [F#]census here
[Bm]My wife was definitely gifted,[F#] that's what the Lord's angel said
[A]She was about to have a baby boy[E] while still virgin
[G]Spent the night in the barnyard,[D] cheap slumlord's rent
[Em]Some night to remember[F#], some night to forget
[Bm]So because of what happened I was[F#] grieving for my wife
I said "They probably haven't cleaned[E] in here since B.C. 65"
[G]Animal voices were calling for [D]straw and hay
[Em]Keeping you up through the middle of the night[F#] just as if to say?
[G]Welcome, but the hotel can't [D]afford ya
Such a [Em]lovely place, but we're [Bm]out of space
[G]Holiday rush and the hotel can't [D]afford ya
What a [Em]nice surprise for your [F#]silent night
(Play next verse quieter)
[Bm]He was born that evening and[F#] shepherds came that night
And they said[A] "We're all just visitors here[E] of the Holy Christ"
[G]And in an ass's manger, they [D]found the boy asleep
[Em]They started getting teary eyed[F#] so they went back to their sheep
[Bm]Last thing I remember there were[F#] wise men at the door
[A]They had a bunch of packages from the [E]place they were before
[G]"We're late," said the wise men "We had [D]problems Christmas Eve
[Em]We've been checking out your shiny ligh[F#]t all through the Middle East"
Tabbed by Brian Mehlman

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