Hotel California (capo 2nd)    (midi)


Intro:     Am-E-G-D-F-C-Dm-E     /    Am-E-G-D-F-C-Dm-E


Am                                            E

1.   On a dark desert highway,      cool wind in my hair,

G                                     D

    warm smell of colitas rising up through the air.

 F                                          C

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


    my head grew heavy and my sight grew dim,


    I had to stay for the night.


Am                                                   E

2.  There she stood in the doorway,     I heard the mission bell,


    and I was thinking to myself


    this could be heaven this could be hell

F                                         C

    then she lit up a candle,     and she showed me the way,

Dm                                                         E

   there were voices down the corridor,      I thought I heard them say.

F                                         C                   E

    “Welcome to the hotel California, such a lovely place,


    (such a lovely place)   such a lovely place.

       F                                             C              Dm

    Plenty of room at the hotel California, any time of year


    (any time of year)    you can find it here.“


Am                                            E

3.   Her mind is Tiffany twisted,     she got the Mercedes Benz,

G                                                         D

    she got a lot of pretty, pretty boys ,     she calls friends.

F                                                           C

    How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat,

     Dm                                     E

    some dance to remember,      some dance to forget.







Am                                          E

4.  So I called up the captain,      “Please bring me some wine!“

G                                                                        D

He said, “we haven`t had this spirit here since nineteen sixty-nine.“

F                                                              C

    And still those voices are calling from far away,

Dm                                                             E

    wake you up in the middle of the night,       just to hear them say.

       F                                       C                    E

    “Welcome to the Hotel California, such a lovely place,


    (such a lovely place)    such a lovely place.

              F                                       C                    Dm

    They livin` it up at the Hotel California, what a nice surprise,


    (what a nice surprise)    bring your alibis.“


  Am                                 E

5.   Mirrors on the ceiling,     the pink champagne on ice.

                         G                                                   D

    And she said,   “We are all just prisoners here     of our own device.“

F                                                  C

    And in the master`s chambers,    they gathered for the feast.

Dm                                                                    E

   They stab it with their steely knives but they just can`t kill the beast.


  Am                                    E

6.    Last thing I remember,     I was running for the door,

G                                                               D

    I had to find the passage back to the place I was before.

F                                              C

    “Relax“, said the night man,    “we are programmed to receive,

Dm                                                          E

     you can check out any time you like,      but you can never leave.“


Instr.:   Am-E-G-D-F-C-Dm-E    /    Am-E-G-D-F-C-Dm-E 


Am-E-G-D-F-C-Dm-E  / Am-E-G-D-F-C-Dm-E  / 


Am-E-G-D-F-C-Dm-E  - Am


                                         (The Eagles)