Hotel California Eagles

Here’s the complete HOTEL CALIFORNIA….with the intro piece,chords and the ending piece..this is my and i have not taken it frm any sites..so plz check…it does take a long time tabbin….

notations:: sl : slide, slba : slide back, pl : place

–INTRODUCTION MUSIC– ;;

Bm chord play,then play this lead..

e ---------------------------------------------
b ----------------------5-7-7slba8---5pl7--
g --4 4sl6--3-4-6-7-------------------------

play A chord,then this lead..
e ------------------------------------
b -----3-2----------------------------
g -2-4-----4-2plba4----------------
d ---------------------4-2------------
a --------------------------5sl7-----

e ----0-----0-----0-----0----7-0---10--0---
b ---0-----0-----0-----0----8-----8----------
g --0-----2-----4-----7----9-----9----------
d -2-----4-----5-----9-----------------------
a ---------------------------------------------
e ---------------------------------------------

e --7-7--6-7-9-9sl10-9-10sl12-12sl14--
b ----------------------------------------------

then the drum beats start for some 7 counts...after that....

play Bm chord,then play this lead..

e --2plba3 2-2----0-2--0------------
b ------------------------3--3--3------
g------------------------------4---2pl4-

play A chord,then play this lead....

e-----------------------------------------------7--9-10-9-10-12--
b------3-2--2-2-----------------5-8-7-8-10--------------
g-2pl4---4-----2-2--4---6pl7 --------------------------

e ----0-----0-----0-----0----7-0---10--0----------
b ---0-----0-----0-----0----8-----8---------------
g --0-----2-----4-----7----9-----9---------------
d -2-----4-----5-----9----------------------------
a -------------------------------------------------
e -------------------------------------------------

e-7-0-10-12-10-12-------------------------- (play it fast)
b------------------------------------------------
play F#chord,then this lead...

e-9-9-9plba10--7plba9-6sl3-2-2-2--3-2-0--
b--------------------------------------------------3-2-- (play it fast)
g------------------------------------------------------3-


song starts that is only adlib.... play single note of each chord...
that u will get as u hear the song...i'll give the strings to pluck for each chord....

Bm 5 4 3 2 3 1,1 2 3 strings adlib
F# 4 3 2 1 2 3,4
A 5 4 3 2 3 1,1 2 3
E 5 4 3 2 3 1 ,2
G 4 3 2 1 2 3
D 4 3 2 1 2 3 ,4
Em 5 4 3 2 3,4 3 2 3 2 1
F# 4 3 2 1 2 1 ,2

then is the bass part..here it is..

D-0-0-2-4-2pl4---------0-2----------------------2pl4--2-4-4-4-4pl5--
A-----------------4---4 4-----2-0pl5----2-4-5-0--------------------
E---------------------------------------4----------------------------------

–SONG STARTS–::

Bm
On a dark desert highway,
F#
cool wind in my hair
A
Warm smell of colitas,
E
rising up through the air
G
Up ahead in the distance,
D
I saw a shimering light
Em
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim,
F#
I had to stop for the night

Bm
There she stood in the doorway,
F#
I heard the mission bell
A
And I was thinking to myself:
E
this could be heaven or this could be hell
G
Then she lit up a candle
D
and she showed me the way
Em
There were voices down the corridor;
F#
I thought I heard them say:

G D
Welcome to the Hotel California
Em
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place),
D
such a lovely face
G D
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Em
Any time of year (any time of year),
F#
you can find it here”

(( USE SAME CHORDS FOR THE OTHER 2 PARAS ALSO ))

--END MUSIC-- :: play it with timing..

e------------------------------------------------
b-------------------------------------------7--5--3--2------
g-----6-9--9-9-9--99--9 7 6--9-7--6--7--6--4--3---
d-8-9----------------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------
e------------------------------------------------

e-9-10 12-12-12-12-,-12-10-9-----10-9-------9,---
b------------------------------------12-,------12-10----
g---------------------------------------------------------9---
d-----------------------------------------------------------9--
a-------------------------------------------------------------9-9sl11--

g---------------------------------------
d----------------0---2-2-2plba4----
a--------0-4-2---4,--------------4----
e-0-2-3---------------------------------

play Em chord and F# chord...then play this lead...

e------------------------------------------
b-----------------------5-7slba8-5pl7-
g-4-4plba6-3-4-6-7-------------------

e----------------------------------------------0---9--------14
b---5-7-7slba8-5slba7-3slba5-2-0---2--12--12,-11--- (PLAY THIS FAST)
g-7--------------------------------------3-----------------

g-11-11-11--9-9-9--7-7-8-------9-7-6plba7-------9-
d------------------------------9-7-6--------------9-7-6---

e----------------------------------------------------5-5-5-7-5-5-3-5
b----------------------------------------------5sl8-7-7-7-8-7-7-5-7-
g------------------------4-4plba6-3-4-6-7------------------------
d---4-5plba7-4pl5-7,------------------------------------------
a-7-----------------------------------------------
e------------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------0---3-0--7-3---10-7---12-10-
b--------------------0pl2pl3---0------0-----0-------0--------
g----------0pl2pl3--------------0--------------------------
d-0pl2pl4-----------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------------------
b--7slba8-5---5pl7-5---------------------
g--------------7---------7--6slba7---4pl6--
d------------------------------------------------

now the last,wer the chords r plucked.

hold Bm,play each note fast.
hold F#,play note fast
hold A,play each note fast
hold E,play each note fast
hold G,play each note fast
hold D,play note fast
hold Em,play note fast

e----------------------------------------------------
b----------------2-2-2--4-4-4--5-5-5---chuck Bm chord up and down fast once.-
g-3-3-3--4-4-4---------------------------------------

This is the best that I can put..the song is hard..need to practice a lot..i suggest you hear the song also while reading the tabs..that will be easy..this is my best tabbin till date.

Link of this :: http://www.indianguitartabs.com/showthread.php?p=176929#post176929

This post is written by our regular contributor Abhishek Manjrekar, who has been playing guitar for over 6 years and is part of an Hindi POP band, Tatva.
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