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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date:  February 14, 1998
Album:  Greatest Hits
Written by:

                        HOTEL CALIFORNIA      The Eagles

Intro Bar chords   Bm  F#  A  E  G  D  E  F#
    Bm                            F#
1.) On a dark desert highway,    cool wind in my hair
2.) Her mind is tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes Bends.
3.) Mirrors on the ceiling;      the pink champagne on ice.
   A                                     Bm
Warm smell of colitas                  rising up through the air
She got a lot of pretty pretty boys    that she calls friends.
And she said we are all just prisoners here   of our own device
G                                  D
Up ahead in the distance           I saw a shimmering light
How they dance in the courtyard -  Sweet summer sweat
And in the master's chambers       they gathered for the feast
Em                                       F#
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim I had to stop for the night
Some dance to remember,                  Some dance to forget
They stab it with their steely knivesbut they just can't kill the beast.
 Bm                             F#
There she stood in the doorway, I heard the mission bell
So I called up the Captain,     "Please bring me my wine."
Last thing I remember           I was running for the door
 A                                           Bm
And I was thinking to myself this could be heaven or this could be hell
He said, "We haven't had that spirit here since 1969."
I had to find the passage back     to the place I was before.
G                                        D
Then she lit up a candle                and she showed me the way
And still those voices are calling from far away
"Relax," said the night man,        "we are programmed to receive."
Em                                     F#
There were voices down the corridor    I thought I heard them say
Wake you up in the middle of the night   just to hear them say-ay.
"You can check out anytime you like      but you can never leave."      lead

G                              D                  Em
Welcome to the Hotel Californ-ia!        Such a lovely place
           Bm           (BASS UP)
 (such a lovely place)
   G                                  D
 Plenty of room at the Hotel Californ-ia.
     Em                     F#
Any time of year,  you can find  me here.

(for 2.)
   G                                      D
 They're livin' it up at the Hotel Californ-ia.
         Em                        F#
 What a nice surprize, bring your alibis.

Lead chords    Bm  D  F#  Em  F#