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Eagles - Hotel California tab

Title: Hotel California
Artist: The Eagles
Tabbed by: Rami

Hey this is how I like to play Hotel California.  The intro and solo certainly arenít standard, but neither is the song when itís played live.  I like the way this sounds.  Itís really tabbed for classical guitar, and thatís why I have the solo as just various arpeggiated chords, being that itís tough to bend 3 or even 2 frets on a classical.

First off, the chords used:
Bm:  799777
F#:  244322
A:   577655
E:   022100
G:   355433
D/F#:200232  (it can be difficult to barre quickly on the 10th fret on a
              Classical.  You can always use the alternate D barre 
              If you want.)
Em:  022000


Intro (fingerpick):
 
  Bm                                F#      
e|---------------7---7----------------------------2---2--------------|
B|-----------7-----7-----7--------------------2-----2-----2----------|
G|-------7-----7-------7-----7------------3-----3-------3-----3------|
D|---9-----9---------------9-----9----4-----4---------------4-----4--|
A|-----9-----------------------9--------4-----------------------4----|
E|-7--------------------------------2--------------------------------|
  A                                 E  
e|---------------5---5----------------------------0---0--------------|
B|-----------5-----5-----5--------------------0-----0-----0----------|
G|-------6-----6-------6-----6------------1-----1-------1-----1------|
D|---7-----7---------------7-----7----2-----2---------------2-----2--|
A|-----7-----------------------7--------2-----------------------2----|
E|-5--------------------------------0--------------------------------|
  G                                 D/F#      
e|---------------3---3----------------------------2---3--------------|
B|-----------3-----3-----3--------------------3-----3-----3----------|
G|-------4-----4-------4-----4------------2-----2-------2-----2------|
D|---5-----5---------------5-----5----0-----0---------------0-----0--|
A|-----5-----------------------5--------0-----------------------0----|
E|-3--------------------------------2--------------------------------|

  Em                                F#        
e|---------------0---0----------------------------2---2-------------2|
B|-----------0-----0-----0--------------------2-----2-----2---------2|
G|-------0-----0-------0-----0------------3-----3-------3-----3-----3|
D|---2-----2---------------2-----2----4-----4---------------4-----4-4|
A|-----2-----------------------2--------4-----------------------4---4|
E|-0--------------------------------2-------------------------------2|

During the verses, you can choose to either arpeggiate the chords or strum them.  I prefer a strum, because I do variated arpeggios for the solo.
Verse 1:

Bm                        F#  
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
A                         E 
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air 
G                         D/F#  
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 

Bm
There she stood in the doorway; 
F#
I heard the mission bell 
A
And I was thinking to myself, 
E
'This could be Heaven or this could be Hell' 
G
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way 
D/F#
Em
There were voices down the corridor, 
F#
I thought I heard them say... 

Chorus:

G                       D/F#  (strum a few D/F#ís)
Welcome to the Hotel California 
F#
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place) 
Bm
Such a lovely face (such a lovely place)
G                               D/F# (strum)
Plenty of room at the Hotel California 
Em                      
Any time of year (any time of year) 
F#
You can find it here 

Verse 2 (Same as 1)

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends 
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends 
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat. 
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

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

Chorus (same)
Welcome to the Hotel California 
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face  (such a lovely face)
They livin' it up at the Hotel California 
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis (bring your alibis)

Solo: I just re-pick the intro, but do it about 2x faster.  You can screw around and arpeggiate chords as you wish. Itís your song.

Verse 3 (same)
Mirrors on the ceiling, 
The pink champagne on ice 
And she said 'We are all just prisoners here, of our own device' 
And in the master's chambers, 
They gathered for the feast 
The stab it with their steely knives, 
But they just can't kill the beast 

Last thing I remember, I was 
Running for the door 
I had to find the passage back 
To the place I was before 
'Relax,' said the night man, 
We are programmed to receive. 
You can checkout any time you like, 
but you can never leave

Outro:  I just like to do a funky strum on the verse chords. Somethiing like:

  Bm
e|-7-x-7-x-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------------------|
B|-7-x-7-x-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-x-7-x-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-x-9-x-9-9-9-9----------------------------------------------------|
A|-9-x-9-x-9-9-9-9----------------------------------------------------|
E|-7-x-7-x-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------------------|

Or whatever you want it to be.  Just be original.  I mean if people wanted to hear the album version theyíd pop in the CD.



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