Hotel California Chords by Eagles Ver.2

Bill Szymczyk produced this track which was released on the 8th of December 1976. The key of the track is in B minor key, to simplify the chords use a Capo on the 2nd fret.

Hotel California Chords

Track Info

Chords Info

  • Tuning: Standard (EADGBE)
  • Key: Bm
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Chords: Am, C, D, Dm, E7, F, G
  • Suggested Strumming: D U U U UDU DU
    D= Down Stroke, U = Up Stroke
Guitar Ukulele
Am – x02210
C – x32010
D – xx0232
Dm – xx0231
E7 – 020000
F – 133211
G – 320003
Am – 2000
C – 0003
Dm – 2210
D – 2220
E7 – 1202
F – 2010
G – 0232
|Am E7 G D
F C Dm E7 |x2
Am E7 On a dark desert highway,
cool wind in my hair
G D Warm smell of colitas rising up

through the air
F Up ahead in the distance,
I saw a shimmering light
Dm My head grew heavy and

my sight grew dim
E7 I had to stop for the night Am There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
G And I was thinking to myself D This could be heaven or this could be hell F Then she lit up a candle,
and she showed me the way
Dm There were voices down the corridor, E7 I thought I heard them say...
[Chorus] F C Welcome to the Hotel California. E7 Such a lovely place, (such a lovely place),
such a lovely face
F C Plenty of room at the Hotel California Dm Any time of year, (any time of year)
You can find it here
[Verse] Am Her mind is Tiffany-twisted,
She got the Mercedes bends
G She got a lot of pretty pretty boys
she calls friends
F How they danced in the courtyard,
sweet summer sweat
Dm E7 Some dance to remember,
some dance to forget
Am E7 So I called up the captain;
Please bring me my wine (he said)
G D We haven't had that spirit here since 1969 F and still those voices are
calling from far away
Dm Wake you up in the middle of the night E7 Just to hear them say...
[Chorus] F C Welcome to the Hotel California. E7 Such a lovely place, (such a lovely place),
such a lovely face
F C They're livin' it up at the Hotel California Dm What a nice surprise,
(what a nice surprise) Bring your alibis

[Verse] Am Mirrors on the ceiling;
the pink champagne on ice
(and she said)
G We are all just prisoners here,
of our own device
F and in the master's chambers,
they gathered for the feast
Dm They stab it with their steely

knives but they
E7 just can't kill the beast Am Last thing I remember,
I was running for the door
G I had to find the passage back
to the place I was before
F "Relax" said the night man;
we are programmed to receive
Dm You can check out any time you like E7 But you can never leave...
[Outro Solo]
|Am E7 G D
F C Dm E7 |x3
|Am E7 G D
F C Dm E7 |x2

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