Hotel California – Eagles


Chords Used

A
E7
G
D
F
C
Dm
E

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CAPO 2

[Verse]

Am                                                 
         On a dark desert highway
E7
         Cool wind in my hair

         Warm smell of colitas
D
         Rising up through the air


         Up ahead in the distance
C
         I saw a shimmering light
Dm
       My head grew heavy
       and my sight grew dim
E
       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
D
       This could be heaven or this could be hell

       Then she lit up a candle
C
       And she showed me the way
Dm
       There were voices down the corridor,
E
       I thought I heard them say…

 

[Chorus]

F                                                              C
       Welcome to the Hotel California.
                  E7 
Such a lovely place, (such a lovely place)
                Am
Such a lovely face
                  F                                                                 C
There’s plenty of room at the Hotel California
          Dm 
Any time of year, (any time of year)
                    E
You can find it here

 

[Verse]

Am
       Her mind is Tiffany-twisted
E7
       She got the Mercedes bends

       She got a lot of pretty pretty boys
D
       She calls friends

       How they danced in the courtyard
C
       Sweet summer sweat
Dm 
       Some dance to remember
E
       Some dance to forget

Am
       So I called up the captain
E7
       Please bring me my wine (he said)
G                                                                                   D
       We haven’t had that spirit here since 1969

       and still those voices are calling from
C
       far away
Dm
       Wake you up in the middle of the night
E
       Just to hear them say…

 

[Chorus]

F                                                              C
       Welcome to the Hotel California.
                  E7 
Such a lovely place, (such a lovely place)
                Am
Such a lovely face
                  F                                                        C
They’re livin’ it up at the Hotel California
                 Dm 
What a nice surprise, (what a nice surprise)
                         E
Bring your alibis

 

[Verse]

Am
       Mirrors on the ceiling
E7
       The pink champagne on ice (and she said)
G
       We are all just prisoners here
D
       Of our own device

       and in the master’s chambers
C
     They gathered for the feast
Dm
    They stab it with their steely knives but they
E
Just can’t kill the beast

Am
        Last thing I remember
         E7
I was running for the door
G
        I had to find the passage back to the
D
Place I was before

        “Relax” said the night man
              C
We are programmed to receive
Dm
         You can check out any time you like
E
        But you can never leave…

 

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