Song: Hotel California

Band: Eagles
Composed By: Don Felder, Don Henley, Glenn Frey

Rating: -1 +2 Views: 141

Bm                        F#

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
A                     E

Warm smell of colitas rising up through the air
G                         D

Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim

I had to stop for the night

Bm                               F#

There she stood in the doorway;  I heard the mission bell
A                                          E

And I was thinking to myself this could be heaven or this could be hell
G                        D

Then she lit up a candle, and she showed me the way
Em                                   F#

There were voices down the corridor, I thought I heard them say


Chorus :
G                        D

Welcome to the Hotel California.
        Em                   Bm7
Such a lovely place, such a lovely face
G                               D

Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Em                                      F#

Any time of year (any time of year) you can find it here


Bm                           F#

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
A                        E

She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
G                                D

How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

Bm                           F#

So I called up the Captain, 'Please bring me my wine'
A                                               E

He said, 'We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine'
G                          D

And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night

Just to hear them say...

G                        D

Welcome to the Hotel California
Em                                         Bm7
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place), Such a lovely face
G                                  D

They livin' it up at the Hotel California
Em                                           F#

What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise), Bring your alibis

Bm                      F#

Mirrors on the ceiling, The pink champagne on ice
A                                             E

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

And in the master's chambers, They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,

But they just can't kill the beast

Bm                     F#

Last thing I remember, I was running for the door
A                                     E

I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
G                             D

'Relax,' said the night man, 'We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,

But you can never leave!'

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  • Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975

    Genre: Pop/Rock Album Duration: 43:11

    Release Date: February 17, 1976

    Moods: Amiable/Good-Natured, Laid-Back/Mellow, Plaintive, Cynical/Sarcastic, Gentle, Searching, Sentimental, Atmospheric, Autumnal, Bittersweet, Bravado, Calm/Peaceful, Cheerful, Earnest, Melancholy, Nocturnal, Organic, Poignant, Reflective, Rollicking, Romantic, Rousing, Smooth, Snide, Soothing, Summery, Warm, Wistful, Yearning, Relaxed, Soft/Quiet, Sweet, Acerbic, Detached

    Styles: Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Country-Rock, Soft Rock

    Themes: Road Trip

  • Hotel California

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Rhino Album Duration: 43:28

    Release Date: December 8, 1976

    Moods: Acerbic, Cynical/Sarcastic, Reflective, Searching, Yearning, Calm/Peaceful, Earnest, Gentle, Laid-Back/Mellow, Poignant, Sentimental, Soothing, Wistful

    Styles: Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Country-Rock, Soft Rock

  • Hotel California/Desperado

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Take 2 Song Duration on Album: 6:30 Album Duration: 01:23:21

    Release Date: 1976

    Moods: Literate, Acerbic, Ambitious, Angst-Ridden, Autumnal, Bittersweet, Cynical/Sarcastic, Laid-Back/Mellow, Melancholy, Nocturnal, Organic, Plaintive, Poignant, Reflective, Relaxed, Rousing, Rustic, Searching, Sentimental, Soft/Quiet, Soothing, Warm, Wistful, Yearning, Earnest, Swaggering

    Styles: Album Rock, Hard Rock, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Country-Rock

    Themes: Hanging Out, Road Trip

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