Don Henley & Glenn Frey

Hotel California

This is one of my all-time favorite Eagles songs.  I love to play it on the
piano, but since I can't very well write out the piano music I'll do guitar
instead.  Have fun with it and e-mail me with any questions you may have.

The piano plays lots of this song, so if you see a chord in parenthesis,
like (E), it means the acoustic does not play there.  When the chord appears normally,
like E, that means the acoustic is playing.  [If you see C(addD), that's a chord name,
not something in parenthesis].


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(E)		(A)	    (B)		       (E)
   She came from Providence,   wasn't in Rhode Island
		   (A)		(B)	       (E)
Where the Old World shadows hang   heavy in the air
	      (A)	       (B)	    (E)
She packed her hopes and dreams   like a refugee
	   (A)	       (B)	    (E)       (Esus4)
Just as her father came   across the sea

[guitar in]

E	     A		  B	      E
  She heard about a place; people were smilin'
		A	     B		     E
Spoke about the Red man's way and how they loved the land
	       A	 B		 E
They came from everywhere to the Great Divide
	  A		B	       E	Esus4
Seeking a place to stand or a place to hide

E	      A		   B	        E
  Down in the crowded bars, out for a good time
	      A		  B		     E
Can't wait to tell you all what it's like up there
	       A	  B	      E
They called it paradise; I don't know why
		  A	       B		   E	  Esus4
Somebody laid the mountains low while the town got high

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Amaj7   A6	E   Esus4	Amaj7   A6

|		 |		 |		|
E/B		(B)        (A)	(E)

E		      A		     B		  E
  And then the chilly winds blew down across the desert
		    A		B	    E
Through the canyons of the coast to the Malibu
		 A	     B		  E
Where the pretty people play; hungry for power
	       A	B			E	Esus4
To light their neon ways and give 'em things to do

E			 A		B	  E
  Some rich man came and raped the land; nobody caught him
		 A	     B				   E
Put up a bunch of ugly boxes, and Jesus, people bought 'em
	       A	B	      E
They called it paradise; the place to be
		 A       B		   E    Esus4
They watched the hazy sun sinkin' in the sea

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Amaj7      A6	E	Esus4	Amaj7      A6

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G	 Gsus4	Cmaj7	   C6	G	 Gsus4	Cmaj7	   C6

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G/D		(D7)	  (C/D)

[repeat 4 times:]
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(G6/B)	      (C2)	(G6/B)	       (C2)

(G)		     (C)        (D)		  (G)
    You can leave it all behind,   and sail to Lahaina
		       (C)    (D)	       (G)
Just like the missionaries did   so many years ago
		     (C)      (D)	  (G)
They even brought a neon sign:   Jesus is comin'
		       (C)	    (D)			      (G)
Brought the white man's burden down;   brought the white man's reign

G			C	    D		       G
  Who will provide the grand design, what is yours and what is mine
			C	     D		     G
"Cause there is no more new frontier; we have got to make it here
	       C	     D		    G
We satisfy our endless needs, and justify our bloody deeds
	       C       D		     G	  Gsus4
In the name of destiny, and in the name of God

G	      C		    D		 G
  And you can see them there on Sunday morning
		  C	    D		         G
They stand up and sing about what it's like up there
	       C		   G
They called it paradise; I don't know why
		   C	    D		 G       Gsus4	
You call someplace paradise; kiss it goodbye

[repeats till end]
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Cmaj7	   C6	G	 Gsus4


Amaj7	x02224		Cmaj7	032000
A6	x02222		C/D	x5555x
Gsus4	320013		C6	032210
G6/B	x22003		C2	032030
G/D	xx0433		Esus4	022200
			E/B	779997