Hotel California
Eagles (1977)


      Strum:
4/4 | D - - - D - D u | - U - U - D u D u |
      1   2   3   4 &  (1)&   &   3 & 4 &

Intro
| [Am] | [Am] | [E7] | [E7] |
| [G]   | [G]   | [D7] | [D7] |
| [F]   | [F]   | [C]   | [C]   |
| [Dm] | [Dm] | [E7] | [E7] |

[Am] On a dark desert highway, [E7] cool wind in my hair
[G] Warm smell of colitas [D7] rising up through the air
[F] Up ahead in the distance, [C] I saw a shimmering light
[Dm] My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
[E7] I had to stop for the night

[Am] There she stood in the doorway; [E7] I heard the mission bell
[G] And I was thinking to myself this could be [D7] heaven or this could be hell
[F] Then she lit up a candle, [C] and she showed me the way
[Dm] There were voices down the corridor, [E7] I thought I heard them say

Chorus
[F] Welcome to the Hotel Cali- [C] fornia.
[E7] Such a lovely place, such a [Am] lovely face
[F] Plenty of room at the Hotel Cali- [C] fornia
Any [Dm] time of year (any time of year) you can [E7] find it here

[Am] Her mind is Tiffany- twisted, [E7] she got the Mercedes bends
[G] She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, [D7] she calls friends
[F] How they dance in the courtyard, [C] sweet summer sweat.
[Dm] Some dance to remember, [E7] some dance to forget

[Am] So I called up the Captain, [E7] 'Please bring me my wine'
[G] He said, 'We haven't had that spirit here since [D7] nineteen sixty nine'
[F] And still those voices are calling from [C] far away
[Dm] Wake you up in the middle of the night
[E7] Just to hear them say...

Chorus
[F] Welcome to the Hotel Cali- [C] fornia
Such a [E7] lovely place (Such a lovely place), Such a [Am] lovely face
They [F] livin' it up at the Hotel Cali- [C] fornia
What a [Dm] nice surprise (what a nice surprise), Bring your [E7] alibis

[Am] Mirrors on the ceiling, [E7] The pink champagne on ice
[G] And she said 'We are all just prisoners here, [D7] of our own device'
[F] And in the master's chambers, [C] They gathered for the feast
[Dm] They stab it with their steely knives,
But they [E7] just can't kill the beast

[Am] Last thing I remember, I was [E7] running for the door
[G] I had to find the passage back to the [D7] place I was before
[F] 'Relax,' said the night man, 'We are [C] programmed to receive.
[Dm] You can check- out any time you like,
But [E7] you can never leave!'

#Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.

#Last Updated 9/18/20 JJ
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