Eagles – Hotel California (ENG)

Guitar chords and lyrics of Hotel California by Eagles
Published 1976
Original key Bm

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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
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night

Bm                                                    F#
There she stood in the doorway; I heard the mission bell
A                                                                            E
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
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say…

G                                             D
Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
G                                                       D
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
.                F#
You can find it here

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

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

G                                             D
Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
G                                                        D
They livin’ it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
.                F#
Bring your alibis

Bm                                     F#
Mirrors on the ceiling, The pink champagne on ice
A                                                                              E
And she said “We are all just prisoners here, of our own device”
G                                                    D
And in the master’s chambers, They gathered for the feast
Em                                                                             F#
They stab it with their steely knives, But they just can’t kill the beast

Bm                                             F#
Last thing I remember, I was Running for the door
A                                                                    E
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                                                              F#
You can check-out any time you like, But you can never leave!

Bm F# A E G D Em F#

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