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Verse:
Bm                        Gb7
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair  
A                     E7
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
G                         D
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light 
Em                                        Gb7
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim I had to stop for the night 

Bm                              Gb7
There she stood in the doorway; I heard the mission bell 
A                                            E7
And I was thinking to myself, "This could be Heaven or this could be Hell" 
G                        D
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way 
Em                                  Gb7
There were voices down the corridor, I thought I heard them say...


Chorus:
G                        D 
Welcome to the Hotel California 
       Gb7                                Bm        Gb7  Bm
Such a lovely place - Such a lovely place - Such a lovely face 
G                               D
Plenty of room at the Hotel California  
    Em                                     Gb7
Any time of year - Any time of year - You can find it here


Verse:
Bm                           Gb7
Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
A                                     E7
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends 
G                                D
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat. 
Em                      Gb7
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

Bm                           Gb7
So I called up the Captain, "Please bring me my wine" 
          A                                     E7
He said, "We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine" 
G                                       D
And still those voices are calling from far away, 
Em                                     Gb7
Wake you up in the middle of the night Just to hear them say... 


Chorus:
G                        D 
Welcome to the Hotel California 
       Gb7                                      Bm        Gb7 Bm
Such a lovely place - Such a lovely place - Such a lovely face 
G                                  D
They livin' it up at the Hotel California 
       Em                                             Gb7
What a nice surprise - what a nice surprise - Bring your alibis 


Verse:
Bm                      Gb7
Mirrors on the ceiling, The pink champagne on ice 
              A                               E7
And she said "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device" 
G
And in the master's chambers, They gathered for the feast 
Em
They stab it with their steely knives, But they just can't kill the beast

Bm                           Gb7
Last thing I remember, I was Running for the door 
A                                 E7
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before 
G                                   D
"Relax, " said the night man, "We are programmed to receive. 
Em                                   Gb7
You can check-out any time you like, But you can never leave! "    
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39 Comments

  1. I really love this song… i usually song and he plays but not this time!

  2. -2 sounds good and rlly easy

  3. Dads fav song… happy fathers day

  4. ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* +3 is super easy and sounds the best *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

  5. You forgot chords D and Gb7 in the second to last verse.

  6. Cranky Franky

    I transpose from Bm to Am for the key. I fingerpick without picks. sounds good to me.

  7. Intro [2x]:
    A|-2——-2—–2—–|-1——-1—–4-|-0——-2—–0——|
    E|—–2——-2——-|—–2——-2—|—–0——-0——–|
    C|-2—————2-4-|-1—————|-1—————-1-2-|
    G|—2—2—2———|—3—3—3—–|—2—2—2———-|
    [Bm7] [F#] [A]

    A|-2——-2—–7-|
    E|—–4——-4—|
    C|-4—————|
    G|—4—4—4—–|
    [E]

    A|-2——-2—–2-0h2-5-|-0——-0—–5-|-2——-2—–5-|
    E|—–3——-3———|—–2——-2—|—–3——-3—|
    C|-2———————|-2—————|-4—————|
    G|—0—0—0———–|—2—0—0—–|—0—0—0—–|
    [G] [D] [Em]

    A|-1——-1—–1-4-|
    E|—–2——-2—–|
    C|-1—————–|
    G|—3—3—3——-|
    [F#]

  8. Intro [2x]:
    A|-2——-2—–2—–|-1——-1—–4-|-0——-2—–0——|
    E|—–2——-2——–|—–2——-2—-|—–0——-0——–|
    C|-2—————2-4-|-1—————–|-1—————-1-2-|
    G|—2—2—2———|—3—3—3—–|—2—2—2———-|
    [Bm7] [F#] [A]

    A|-2——-2—–7-|
    E|—–4——-4—|
    C|-4—————|
    G|—4—4—4—–|
    [E]

    A|-2——-2—–2-0h2-5-|-0——-0—–5-|-2——-2—–5-|
    E|—–3——-3————-|—–2——-2—-|—–3——-3—|
    C|-2————————–|-2—————-|-4—————-|
    G|—0—0—0—————|—2—0—0—-|—0—0—0—–|
    [G] [D] [Em]

    A|-1——-1—–1-4-|
    E|—–2——-2——|
    C|-1——————-|
    G|—3—3—3——-|
    [F#]

  9. TheBabbauke

    Strumming pattern?

  10. I’ve just been playing about with this and on -2 with a bridge on fret 2 actually works really well, keeps it in a similar key (unless i am soon tone deaf its unreal haha)

  11. Is there any chords that I should play at the end for -2?

  12. This sucks really bad

  13. For the fingerpicking I like C A G – E A – C G E A – – – – –

  14. Unicornofthec

    I’m confused about the second line in the chorus. More specifically how to play the chords.

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