Hotel California Uke tab by The Eagles

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

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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
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
There she stood in the doorway;
E7 E7
I heard the mission bell
G G
And I was thinking to myself,
D D
“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…

Chorus:
F F C C
Welcome to the Hotel California
E7 E7
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Am Am
Such a lovely face
F F
Plenty of room at the Hotel
C C
California
Dm Dm
Any time of year (Any time of year)
E7 E7
You can find it here

Verse:
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 she calls friends
F F
How they dance in the courtyard,
C C
sweet summer sweat.
Dm Dm E7 E7
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget


Am Am
So I called up the Captain,
E7 E7
“Please bring me my wine”
G G
He said, “We haven’t had that spirit here
D D
since nineteen sixty nine”
F F
And still those voices are calling from
C C
far away,
Dm Dm
Wake you up in the middle of the night
E7 E7
Just to hear them say…


Chorus:
F F C C
Welcome to the Hotel California
E7 E7
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Am Am
Such a lovely face
F F
Plenty of room at the Hotel
C C
California
Dm Dm
Any time of year (Any time of year)
E7 E7
You can find it here


Am Am
Mirrors on the ceiling,
E7 E7
The pink champagne on ice
G G
And she said “We are all just prisoners
D D
here, of our own device”
F F
And in the master’s chambers,
C C
They gathered for the feast
Dm Dm
They stab it with their steely knives,
E7 E7
But they just can’t kill the beast

Am Am
Last thing I remember, I was
E7 E7
Running for the door
G G
I had to find the passage back
D D
To the place I was before
F F
“Relax, ” said the night man,
C C
“We are programmed to receive.
Dm Dm
You can check-out any time you like,
E7 E7
But you can never leave! ”



Solo:
Am AmE7 E7G GD DF FC CDm DmE7 E7

 

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BlkbirdPlays avatar
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Second chorus lyrics are:
Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face.
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise), bring your alibis

Other than that, the chords are on point other than what ignacimo98 pointed out.
21 May 2019
ignacimo98 avatar
Missing a C at "I saw a shimmering light"
01 Aug 2017
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.