Eagles - Hotel California Chords & Tabs

 

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Hotel California Tab

   
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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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                  HOTEL CALIFORNIA by The Eagles (Live Version)
Tabber: Tabman_06

*a 12 string strums each of the chords 
*a classical guitar does the picking

  Bm9                                     A/B (an A works as well) 
|-9-------------------------------------|-X-------------------------------|
|-7---------------2-3-5-7-7/8\7-5/7~~~~-|-10-------3-2--------------------|
|-7--4-4h6p4p3-4------------------------|-9---2-4------0-2-2h4-2----------|
|-7-------------------------------------|-11----------------------4/2-----|
|-9-------------------------------------|-12--------------------------5/7-|
|-7-------------------------------------|-9-------------------------------|

 Em                              ******REPEAT******          F#7
-7--------0------0------0------0|---7p0---10p0-|-----7-6-7-9-10-9-10-12/14-2|
-8------0------0------0------0--|--8-----8-----|---8-----------------------2|
-9----0------2------4------7----|-9-----9------|-9-------------------------3|
-9--2------4------5------9------|--------------|-----------------2----------|
-X------------------------------|--------------|---------------4------------|
-X------------------------------|--------------|-------------2--------------|
                                                            
*5 BARS OF PERCUSSION THEN PLAY:

  Bm9                                    A/B
|-9----2h3p2---2-2---2---|-------------|-X-----------------------
|-7----------5-----5---3-|-5p3---3-----|-10------3p2---2--2------
|-7--4-------------------|-----4---2/4-|-9---2-4-----4------2--4-
|-7----------------------|-------------|-11----------------------
|-9----------------------|-------------|-12----------------------
|-7----------------------|-------------|-9-----------------------

                                Em
-----------------7--9-10-9-10-|-12\----------0--------0--------0-
-----5-8--7-7-8h10------------|------------0--------0--------0---
-6-7--------------------------|----------0--------2--------4-----
------------------------------|-------2--------4--------5--------
------------------------------|----------------------------------
------------------------------|----------------------------------

                             F#7
-------0-7p0---10-12-10----|---9-9h10p9/7-7h9p7/6--3-2-2-2-3-2--0-2----------|
-----0------------------12-|----------------------------------------3--2-----|
---7-----------------------|---------------------------------------------4-3-|
-9-----------9-------------|-------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|

*The next part is repeated throughout the song with minor variations
 (capoed on 7th fret of a 12 string)

|-----------0-----|------2-----|------0-------|----------0-|----------0-------|
|-------0---------|----0---2-4-|----3-----3---|------0-----|------1-----------|
|-----0---0---0-2-|--2---------|--2-----2---2-|----0---0---|----0-----------0-|
|---2-------------|1-----------|0-------------|--2---------|--2-----2---0h2---|
|-----------------|------------|--------------|4-----------|3-----------------|
|-0---------------|------------|--------------|------------|------------------|

|-------3------|------------0---|-----------2---|
|-----0-----0--|--------1-------|-------0-------|
|---0-----0----|------0---0-----|---0-2---2-----|
|--------------|----2-----------|---------------|
|-2------------|--0-------------|-2-------------|
|-------------3|--------------0-|---------------|

*This is the bass run which leads into the song.  
  Bm         F#               A          E
|----------|----------------|-----------|-------------0-|
|----------|----------------|-----------|---------------|
|----------|----------------|-----------|-------1---1---|
|------2-4-|-2-----0h2p0----|-----------|-----0---0-----|
|-5--------|-------------4--|-4----5-7\-|2--2-----------|
|----------|----------------|-----------|---------------|
  G                D              Em         F#
|-----------------|-------------|----------|-----------|
|-----------------|-------------|----------|-----------|
|-----------------|-------------|----------|-----------|
|-----------------|---0---/4----|-2----4-5-|-4h5p4p2-4-|
|-2----4---5-(5)\-|4----0-----5-|----------|-----------|
|-----------------|-------------|----------|-----------|

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
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 ...
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/e/eagles/hotel_california_tab_ver_2.html ]
1st solo:
         Bm                     F#
|-------|---------------------|-7-5-3-2----9-10-|
|-------|---------------------|-----------------|
|-----6-|9--9-9-9-9\7-6-9-7-6-|-7-6-4-3---------|
|-8-9---|---------------------|-----------------|
|-------|---------------------|-----------------|
|-------|---------------------|-----------------|
A                                       E
|-12-12-12-12~~~12-10-9----10-9-------|-------------|
|-----------------------12------12-10-|-9-----------|
|-------------------------------------|---9---------|
|-------------------------------------|-----9-------|
|-------------------------------------|-------9h11--|
|-------------------------------------|------------2|
    G                             D
|--------------------------------|-----------|
|--------------------------------|-----------|
|----------------------------2/4-|2-----4----|
|--------------2----4-2--5-4-----|---12---4--|
|-----0-2--5-4---5---------------|----|------|
|---3----------------------------|----|------|
                                      |
                                      --harmonic

  Em                       F#7
|-0------0------0-------0-|---2----------2-2-
|---0------0------0-----0-|-----2----------2-
|-----0------0------0---0-|-------3----------
|-------2------2------2---|---------4------4-
|-------------------------|-----------4------
|-------------------------|-2-----------2----
  *****roll w/pick hand finger***********

2nd solo:
                         Bm
------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
------------------9-11--|11h12p11\9-11----9-11-11h12p11\9-9h11p9\7-7h9p7\6---|
-9h11p9\8-9-11-12-------|--------------12----------------------------------9-|
------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
  F#                          A
|-------------------14-------|------------------------|
|-------12-14-12-11----------|--7-7-7-5-5-5-----------|
|---6-9----------------------|--------------7-7-6-4-2-|
|-8---------------------12\--|7-----------------------|
|----------------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------------|------------------------|
  E                                  G
|-------------------------0--------|--------------------------------3-|
|---3-3h5p3\2-2h3p2\0--------------|----------------------------3-5---|
|-1-------------------2-1----------|------------2-4-4h6p4\3-4-6-------|
|------------------------------2-4-|-5h7p5\4-5------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
   D                                       Em
|-/5-5-5-5/7-5-3/5-----------------------|-------3p0---7p3-0-10p7----12p10----|
|-/7-7-7-7/8-7-5/7-----------------0h2h3-|-5p0-------0------------11-------12\|
|--------------------------0h1h2h3-------|-----0------------------------------|
|------------------0h2h3h4---------------|------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
  F#
|-2-2h3p2\0---0h2-0-------------------0-|
|-----------3-------3-2h3p2p0-2-3p2-3---|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|

Outro: 

GTR 1
   Bm                                   F#
e|------------------------------------|-----------------/6-|
B|-7p3----7p3----7p3----7p3----7p3----|-5p2---5p2---5p2----|
G|------4------4------4------4------4-|-----3-----3--------|

GTR 2
e|-10p7---10p7---10p7---10p7---10p7---|-9p6---9p6---9p6/14-|
B|------7------7------7------7------7-|-----7-----7--------|
G|------------------------------------|--------------------|


GTR 1
   A                               E
e|-------------------------------|-----------------/4-|
B|-5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---5p2---|-3p0---3p0---3p0----|
G|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-|-----1-----1--------|

GTR2
e|-9p5---9p5---9p5---9p5---9p5---|-7p4---7p4---7p4/12-|
B|-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-|-----5-----5--------|
G|-------------------------------|--------------------|


GTR 1
   G                               D
e|-------------------------------|--------------------|
B|-3p0---3p0---3p0---3p0---3p0---|-3-----3-----3---/7-|
G|-------------------------------|---2-----2-----2----|
D|-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-|-----4-----4--------|

GTR 2
e|-7p3---7p3---7p3---7p3---7p3---|-5p2---5p2---5-/-10-|
B|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-|-----3-----3--------|
G|-------------------------------|--------------------|


GTR 1
   Em                                  F#                               Bm
e|-----------------------------------|-------------------2------------|-2-|
B|-4p0---4p0---4p0---4p0---4p0---3h4-|-2-----3p0---5p2-----3---3p2----|-3-|
G|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----|---3-------------3-----4----3-5-|-4-|
D|-----------------------------------|-----4-----4--------------------|-4-|
                                                                      |-2-|
GTR 2
e|-3p0---3p0---3p0---3p0---3p0-------|-------2----6----7--------------|-7-|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-2h3-|-5-2-----3----7----7-------7-11-|-7-| 
G|-----------------------------------|-----3-----4----9----7-7-9------|-7-|
D|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|-9-|

D---------5--
A---1-2-4-5--
E-2----------

 G                        D         *1st time           *second time
 Welcome to the Hotel California.   B-3-3--3--3-------- E|-9--9--9-/7-7-7/5-5\
                                    G-2-2--4--2-/6-4-2- B|-10-10-10/8-8-8/7-5\
                                    D-----------/7-5-4-
                                    A------------------

        Em                   Bm7
 Such a lovely place, such a lovely face
                            D|---------2-4-5-
                            A|2--4--5--------

    G                               D
 (1)Plenty of room at the Hotel California E|-9--9-/7-7-7-7/5-5-5\
                                           B|-10-10/8-8-8-8/7-7-7\

 (2)They livin' it up at the Hotel California E|-9--9--9-/7-7-7/5-5\
                                              B|-10-10-10/8-8-8/7-7\
        Em                                      F#
(1)Any time of year (any time of year) you can find it here
(2)What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise) bring your alibis






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