Hotel California Uke tab by The Eagles

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Original tuning : +3.5 step(s) [ ? ]
Intro : [Am Am][E E][G G][D D][F F][C C][Dm Dm][E E] x2


1st Verse :
Am Am E E
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
G G D D
Warm smell of colitas, rising through the air
F F C C
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimering light
Dm Dm E E
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim, I had to stop for the night



2nd Verse :
Am Am E E
There she stood in the doorway, I heard the mission bell
G G D D
And I was thinking to myself : this could be heaven or this could be hell
F F C C
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
Dm Dm E E
There were voices down the corridor ; I thought I heard them say :



Chorus :
F F C C
Welcome to the Hotel California
E E Am Am
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place), such a lovely face
F F C C
Plenty of room at the Hotel California,
Dm Dm E E
Any time of year (any time of year), you can find it here"



3rd Verse :
Am Am E E
Her mind is Tiffany twisted, she got the Mercedes Benz
G G D D
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends
F F C C
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat,
Dm Dm E E
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget


4th Verse :
Am Am E E
So I called up the captain, "Please bring me my wine", He said
G G d
"We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty-nine"
F F C C
And still those voices are calling from far away
Dm Dm E E
Wake you up in the middle of the night, just to hear them say :



Chorus :
F F C C
Welcome to the Hotel California
E E Am Am
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place), such a lovely face
F F C C
They living it up at the Hotel California
Dm Dm E E>let ring
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise), bring your alibis"



5th Verse :
Am Am>let ring E E>let ring
Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice, and she said
G G>let ring D D>let ring
"We are all just prisoners here, of our own device"
F F>let ring C C>let ring
And in the master's chambers, they gathered for the feast
Dm Dm>let ring E E>let ring
They stab it with their steely knives but they just can't kill the beast



6th verse :
Am Am E E
Last thing I remember, I was running for the door
G G D D
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
F F C C
"Relax," said the night man, "We are programmed to receive
Dm Dm E E
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave"



Ending (solo) :[Am Am][E E][G G][D D][F F][C C][Dm Dm][E E]>let ring

 

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Cass59 avatar
DDUUDU
25 Apr 2020
spyder1720 avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Seattle)
E doesn't sound that great. like others said, E7 would be better.
03 Apr 2020
Pipolechien avatar
flag for FR(ISO2) (Mérignac)
Change the horrible final E by E7 or better B7, depends on ur feeling.
29 Sep 2019
iwacku0324 avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (fullerton)
put capo on 2nd fret
04 Sep 2019
SunnyH51028 avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Albany,CA)
Change the E to an E7
24 Jul 2019
faridazzi avatar
End ut with Am sounds great
30 Jun 2019
SunnyH51028 avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Albany,CA)
Change E to E7-sounds really cool! Great song thanks for sharing
06 Mar 2019
Tanerbananer avatar
what's the strumming pattern?
03 Mar 2018
Deadier avatar
the strumming is D-D-DU-U-UDUD
30 Dec 2017
asgardianuke avatar
awesome
21 Nov 2017
kkkayla avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (joshdun)
strumming pattern?
18 Nov 2017
ep2x avatar
Strumming pattern?
15 Apr 2017
wesman21 avatar
E7 is better than E, but other than that, nice!
25 May 2014
JaxX avatar
flag for DE(ISO2) (Berlin)
thanks !
11 Aug 2011
Van595 avatar
flag for CA(ISO2) (Ontario PP)
i make it sound pretty damn good!
09 Jul 2011
JaxX avatar
flag for DE(ISO2) (Berlin)
Chord progression is 100% correct, with NO DOUBT! I play guitar for years and i used to jam with other musicians playing this song like that ;)

It's just not transcribed in the original tuning (otherwise it's too high to sing) and i forgot to mention it. Now it's done (see the note "orignial tuning +3.5 steps") and fully accurate.
26 Jan 2010
ukemadness avatar
this like most of the tabs for this song is innacurate. the progression is Bm,F#,A,E,G,D,Em,F#.
26 Jan 2010
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