Eagles - Hotel California Live Acoustic tab

Tabbed By: Scott Staley
Email: strumntheguitar@yahoo.com

Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note


This song has three guitars in it, one is a 12 string, which has a capo on the 2nd fret
and plays the top chords which are shown here in parentheses.  A 6 string guitar plays
the other chords and the lead.  Forgive me if there are a few mistakes/typos in here...
this thing was a pain to type out :p
 

(Am) (G) Bm Ae:-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|B:--------------------3--5--7--7h8p7--5/7--|---------------------------------|G:-----4--4h5p3h4--5-----------------------|--------7-6----------------------|D:-----------------------------------------|----7-9---------7h9-7------------|A:-----------------------------------------|--------------9--------9\7--5/7--|E:-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
(Dsus2) Em (keeps repeating)e:-----------0-------0-------0-------0-----7p0-----10p0-----7p0-----10p0-----7p0-----10p0-|B:---------0-------0-------0-------0-----8-------8--------8-------8--------8-------8------|G:-------0-------2-------4-------7-----9-------9--------9-------9--------9-------9--------|D:-----2-------4-------5-------9----------------------------------------------------------|A:----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|E:----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
(E7)
e:-----7p0-----10p0-----7-6-7-9-10-9-10-12/14-14~~~~~-|B:---8-------8--------8-------------------------------|G:-9-------9--------9---------------------------------|D:----------------------------------------------------|A:----------------------------------------------------|E:----------------------------------------------------|
Percussions come in here.
(Asus2) Bme:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B:---------7h8p7---|-7-7-------7-----|-----------------|-----------------|G:---------------9-|-------9-------7-|---9---7---------|-----------------|D:-------9---------|-----------------|---------9p7-7/9~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
(G) Ae:-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-7-----9-10-9-10-|B:-----------------|-----------------|-------8---7-8/10-|-----------------|G:-----------7-6---|-6---6-----.-----|-6-7-9------------|-----------------|D:-------7-9-----9-|-------7---9-----|------------------|-----------------|A:-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|E:-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
(Dsus2) Eme:-12\\----------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-7h0---10-|---12---10---7\\----|B:--------------0--|------0-------0--|-----0-------0----|--------------------|G:-------------0---|-----2-------4---|---9--------------|--------------------|D:---------2-------|-4-------5-------|-7----------------|--------------------|A:-----------------|-----------------|------------------|--------------------|E:-----------------|-----------------|------------------|--------------------|
(E) F#7e:---------9--9h10p9\7--7h9p7\6-----|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|B:----------------------------------|-8--7--7--7--8--7-|---7-------------|-----------------|G:----------------------------------|------------------|-9-----7---6-----|-----------------|D:----------------------------------|------------------|-------------9-8~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|A:----------------------------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|E:----------------------------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
This is where things get complicated.... The 12-string starts messing with picking patterns based around these chords: Am E7 G D9 F C Dm E7 The 6 string playing the chords begins playing what the 12 string was playing in the intro, but without the capo. The lead guitar starts playing this:
e:-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|------------------|B:-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|------------------|G:-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|------------------|D:-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|------------------|A:-5~~~~~~-7---9---|-7-----------5h7p5\4~~~~~~~~~~-|-4~~~~~~-5---7---|-\2~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|E:-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|------------------|
e:-----------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------------|B:-----------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------------|G:-----------------|--2---------------|-----------------|---------------------|D:-----------------|--0-------2/4-0---|-2-------4---5---|-4h5p4\2-4-----------|A:-2~~~~~~-4---5---|-\0---------------|-----------------|---------------------|E:-----------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
The lyrics begin here and everything keeps doing the same thing, except the 6 string doing the chords, which stops playing until the first verse is complete. Chorus, 12 string plays these chords: F C D7 Am F C Dm E The rhythm 6 string plays this: G D F# "Fill 2" D Em F# Lead plays Fill 1, 2, and 3.
Fill 1 California Such a lovely place, such ae:--|-----------------|---.---.----------|B:--|-----7-7---7---7-|-7/9---7---7------|G:--|-----7-7---9---7-|-9/11--9---7------|D:--|-----------------|------------------|A:--|-----------------|------------------|E:--|-----------------|------------------|
Fill 2 lovely face. Plenty of room at theRHYTHM GUITAR + + + + + + + + + + + +e:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|D:-----------------|---------2---4---|-5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|A:-2-------4-------|-5---------------|-----------------|E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
LEAD GUITARe:---------0-------|-2-------3---5---|-7---------------|B:-3-------2-------|-3-------5---7---|-8---------------|G:-4---------------|-----------------|-----------------|D:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Fill 3 Hotel Californiae:-------9--9--9\\7-----7--|-7\5---5-5-------|B:-------10-10-10\8-----8--|-8\7---7-7-------|G:-------------------------|-----------------|D:-------------------------|-----------------|A:-------------------------|-----------------|E:-------------------------|-----------------|
On the second chorus, the rhythm 6 string plays: Fill 3, 2, and 4 (in that order) Everyone else keeps playing the same as before
Fill 4e:-----7-7-7\5---5-|-5\------2-------|B:-----8-8-8\7---7-|-7\------3-------|G:-----------------|-----------------|D:-----------------|-----------------|A:-----------------|-----------------|E:-----------------|-----------------|
The lead stops playing for a while until the "Last thing I remember..." verse, where he plays this, which leads into the solo.
Last thing... I was runnin' for the door. I had to find thee:-----------------|-7\6-7-----------|-----------------|-6---6-----------|-----------------|B:-----------------|-7\6-7-----------|-----------------|-7\6-7-----------|-----------------|G:-7---------------|-----------------|-6---------------|-----------------|-6---------------|D:-9---------------|-----------------|-8---------------|-----------------|-7---------------|A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
passage back to the place I was before. Relax said the night mane:-5\4-5-----------|-----------------|-4\3-4-----------|-----------------|-3\2-3-----------|B:-5\4-5-----------|-----------------|-5\4-5-----------|-----------------|-3\2-3-----------|G:-----------------|-4-------------4-|-----------------|-4---------------|-----------------|D:-----------------|-6-------------6-|-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------|A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
We are programmed to receive You can check out... but you can nevere:-----------------|-2\1-2-----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B:-----------------|-3\2-3-----------|-----------------|-5\4-5-----------|-----2-----2---2-|G:-2---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-4---4-----------|-3---3-------3---|D:-4---------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-----------------|-4---4-----------|A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-4---------------|E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
leave e:-----------------|B:-----------------|G:---------------6-|D:-4---4---8--9----|A:-4---4-----------|E:-2---2-----------|
Dueling guitar solo, 12 string plays the chords, other guitars play lead.
Bm F#7 Ae:-----------------|-----------------|-7---5---3---2---|------------9-10-|-12-12-12-12------|B:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|G:-9-------9--9--9-|-9--7--6-9--7--6-|-7---6---4---3---|-----------------|------------------|D:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
E7 Ge:-12-10-9----10-9-------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|B:---------12------12-10-|-9---------------|------------------|-----------------|G:-----------------------|-------9---------|------------------|-----------------|D:-----------------------|-------------9---|-9h11-------------|---------0-----2-|A:-----------------------|-----------------|------------------|----0--2----4----|E:-----------------------|-----------------|----------------2-|-3---------------|
D Em e:-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------0----0-----|---------0-------|B:-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------0----0----|----------0------|G:---------0-----2h4-|-2-------4p2-----|-----------------|---------0----0---|-----------0-----|D:-0--4--2----4------|-------------4---|-----------------|----------2----2--|------------2----|A:-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------2-|-----------------|E:-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
F#7 Rhythm 6 string:e:-------2---------|-2-----------------|B:--------2--------|-3-----------------|G:---------3-------|-3-----------------|D:----------4------|-------------------|A:-----------------|-------------------|E:-2---------------|-------------------|
Bm Lead 6 string: e:-----------------|-------------------|---------------------|B:-----------------|-------------3-5-6-|-7h8p7p5-7---------5-|G:-----------------|-4h5p4p3h4-5-------|-----------------7---|D:-----------------|-------------------|---------------------|A:-----------------|-------------------|---------------------|E:-----------------|-------------------|---------------------|
F#7e:---------------------------------|-------0-7--9--7-|-----14----------|B:-7--7h8p7\5--5h8p5\3--3h5p3\2----|----2------------|-11--------------|G:------------------------------4--|-3---------------|-----------------|D:---------------------------------|-----------------|-------------12\-|A:---------------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|E:---------------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A E7e:-----------------|-----------------|--------------------------------|-----0-----------|B:----7--7-7-------|-----------------|--------------------------------|-----------------|G:------------9--9-|-9--7--7-6-------|------7---7h9p7\6---6h7p6\4-----|-----------------|D:-----------------|------------9--7-|-6---------------------------7--|-6---------2---4-|A:-----------------|-----------------|--------------------------------|-----------------|E:-----------------|-----------------|--------------------------------|-----------------|
G De:-----------------------|---------------------3-|-3/5-5-5-5/7-5-3-|B:-----------------------|-----------------3-5---|-5/7-7-7-7/8-7-5-|G:-----------------------|-4---4h6p4-3-4-6-------|-----------------|D:-5h7p5p4-5---------7---|-----------------------|-----------------|A:-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|E:-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|
Eme:-5\----------------------|-------3p0---7p0-|---10p7---12p10-----|B:-7\----------------0h2h3-|-5p0-------0-----|-0------0-------12\-|G:-------------0h2h3-------|-----0-----------|--------------------|D:-------0h2h4-------------|-----------------|--------------------|A:-------------------------|-----------------|--------------------|E:-------------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
F#7 e:-2---2h3p2-0---2--0----|--------------7-6-7-9-|B:-------------3-------3-|-2h3p2p0-2----3-2-3-5-|G:-----------------------|----------------------|D:-----------------------|----------------------|A:-----------------------|----------------------|E:-----------------------|----------------------|
From here on out, One 6 string plays the top (e.g. 10p7 7) and the other plays the bottom (7p3 4).
Bm F#7e:-10p7---10p7---10p7-|---10p7---10p7-----|-9p6---9p6---9p6-|-/14--------------|B:--7p3-7--7p3-7--7p3-|-7--7p3-7--7p3-7---|-5p2-7-5p2-7-5p2-|--9/11------------|G:------4------4------|-4------4------4---|-----3-----3-----|------------------|D:--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|A:--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|E:--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|
A E Ge:-9p5---9p5---9p5-|---9p5---9p5-----|-7p4---7p4---7p4-|/12--------------|-7p3---7p3---7p3-|B:-5p2-5-5p2-5-5p2-|-5-5p2-5-5p2-5---|-5p0-5-5p0-5-5p0-|-11/13-----------|-3p0-3-3p0-3-3p0-|G:-----2-----2-----|-2-----2-----2---|-----------------|-----------------|-----0-----0-----|D:-----------------|-----------------|-----6-----6-----|-----------------|-----------------|A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D7 Eme:---7p3---7p3-----|-5p2---5p2---5p2-|-/10--------------|-3p0---3p0---3p0-|---3p0---3p0-------|B:-3-3p0-3-3p0-3---|-----3-----3-----|------------------|-----0-----0-----|-0-----0-----0-2/3-|G:-0-----0-----0---|-5p2---5p2---5p2-|--12/14-----------|-4p0---4p0---4p0-|---4p0---4p0---3/4-|D:-----------------|-----4-----4-----|------------------|-----2-----2-----|-2-----2-----2-----|A:-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|E:-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
Rhythm 6 string F#7 Bm + + + + + + + + + + . + +e:-0-----2-----6---|-9-7/10---7-----0-|-7-7-7-7---------|B:---2-----3-----7-|--------7---5-7---|-7-7-7-7---------|G:-----3-----4-----|------------------|-7-7-7-7---------|D:-----------------|------------------|-9-9-9-9---------|A:-----------------|------------------|-----------------|E:-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
Lead 6 stringe:-----------------|----------------0-|-------.---------|B:-2-----3p0---5p0-|---7p3----3p2-3---|-3-3-3-3---------|G:---3-------------|------------------|-4-4-4-4---------|D:-----4-----4-----|-4------4---------|-4-4-4-4---------|A:-----------------|------------------|-2-2-2-2---------|E:-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
There is it... hope you like it, and sorry if it gets confusing at spots... just listen to it a few times and you'll figure it out eventually. The 12 string is not completely necessary for it to sound great, but having 2 guitars is convenient.
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