Hotel California Uke tab by The Eagles

7 Chords used in the song: Am,E7,G,D,F,C,Dm

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Am Am E7 E7 G G D D F F C C Dm Dm E7 E7 2x

Am Am E7 E7
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair

G G D D
Warm smell of colitas rising up through the air

F F C C
Up ahead in the distance,I saw a shimmering light

Dm Dm
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim

E7 E7
I had to stop for the night



Am Am E7 E7
There she stood in the doorway, I heard the mission bell

G G D D
Then 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
There were voices down the corridor,

E7 E7
I thought I heard them say


F F C C
Welcome to the Hotel California

E7 E7
Such a lovely place

E7 E7
(Such a lovely place)

Am Am
Such a lovely face

F F C C
Plenty of room at the Hotel California

Dm Dm
Any time of year

Dm Dm
(Any time of year)

E7 E7
You can find it here


Am Am E7 E7
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 E7 E7
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget


Am Am E7 E7
So I called up the captain, "Please bring me my wine"

G G D D
He said, "We haven't had that spirit here since 1969"

F F C C
And still those voices are calling from far away

Dm Dm E7 E7
Wake you up in the middle of the night just to hear them say



F F C C
Welcome to the Hotel California

E7 E7
Such a lovely place

E7 E7
(Such a lovely place)

Am Am
Such a lovely face

F F C C
Plenty of room at the Hotel California

Dm Dm
Any time of year

Dm Dm
(Any time of year)

E7 E7
You can find it here


Am Am E7 E7
Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice

G G D D
And she said, "We are all just prisoners here of our own device"

F F C C
And in the master's chambers they gathered for the feast

Dm Dm E7 E7
They stab it with their steely knives but they just can't kill the beast


Am Am E7 E7
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 E7 E7
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave"

 

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Josapr avatar
Any specific fingerpicking pattern? Or just improv?
06 Dec 2020
the_laney_show avatar
I love putting a small fingerpicking pattern at the end verse it sounds cool
23 Jun 2020
schokopinguin avatar
Strumming pattern:

D DU U UDUDU
29 Oct 2019
chiovato avatar
sound awesome
15 Jan 2019
mishidawn avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Fort Lauderdale)
On point!
28 Feb 2017
loverofmusic avatar
flag for CA(ISO2) (Dartmouth)
sounds flawless :)
13 Sep 2016
About this song

Hotel California is the title song from the Eagles' album of the same name and was released as a single in early 1977. It is one of the best-known songs of the album-oriented rock era. Writing credits for the song are shared by Don Felder, Don Henley and Glenn Frey. The Eagles' original recording of the song features Henley singing the lead vocals and concludes with an extended section of electric guitar interplay between Felder and Joe Walsh. "Hotel California" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for one week in May 1977. Read more on Last.fm.