Hotel California Chords | How To Play Hotel California By The Eagles

Hotel California By The Eagles – Hotel California Chords & Strumming Patterns (Capo 2)

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Hotel California Chords/Lyrics/Verse

Am                                         E7

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 stop for the night


Am                                                 E7

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


And I was thinking to myself


This could be heaven or this could be hell

F                                           C

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


There were voices down the corridor,


I thought I heard them say…

Hotel California Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

F                                           C

Welcome to the Hotel California.

E7                                                             Am

Such a lovely place, (such a lovely place), such a lovely face

F                                             C

There’s plenty of room at the Hotel California

Dm                                                         E

Any time of year, (any time of year) You can find it here

Hotel California Chords/Lyrics/Verse

Am                                         E7

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, She got the Mercedes bends

G                                                    D

She got a lot of pretty pretty boys   she calls friends

F                                                          C  

How they danced in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat

Dm                                          E

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                                                                C

and still those voices are calling from far away


Wake you up in the middle of the night


Just to hear them say…

Hotel California Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

F                                           C

Welcome to the Hotel California.

E7                                                             Am

Such a lovely place, (such a lovely place), such a lovely face

F                                    C

They’re livin’ it up at the Hotel California

Dm                                                                       E

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

Hotel California Chords/Lyrics/Verse

Am                                E7

Mirrors on the ceiling; the pink champagne on ice (and she said)

G                                               D

We are all just prisoners here, of our own device

F                                                C

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


Am                                          E7

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


You can check out any time you like


But you can never leave…

The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. The founding members were Glenn Frey (guitars, vocals), Don Henley (drums, vocals), Bernie Leadon (guitars, vocals) and Randy Meisner (bass guitar, vocals). With five number-one singles, six number-one albums, six Grammy Awards, and five American Music Awards, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s.

Their albums Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California rank first and third, respectively, among the best-selling albums in the United States, with 38 million and 26 million album units in sales. The Eagles are one of the world’s best-selling bands, having sold more than 200 million records, including 100 million albums sold in U.S alone.They were ranked number 75 on Rolling Stone’s 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Their debut album, Eagles (1972), spawned three top 40 singles: “Take It Easy”, “Witchy Woman”, and “Peaceful Easy Feeling”. Desperado (1973) was less successful, only reaching number 41 on the charts; neither of its singles reached the top 40. However, its songs “Desperado” and “Tequila Sunrise” became two of the band’s most popular tracks. On the Border (1974) added guitarist Don Felder and produced two top 40 singles: “Already Gone” and the Eagles’ first number one, “Best of My Love”.

Their 1975 album One of These Nights included three top 10 singles: “One of These Nights”, “Lyin’ Eyes”, and “Take It to the Limit”, the first hitting the top of the charts. Guitarist and vocalist Joe Walsh also joined the band in 1975, replacing Leadon. The Eagles continued that success and hit their commercial peak in late 1976 with the release of Hotel California, which would go on to sell more than 26 million copies in the U.S. alone and more than 42 million copies worldwide. The album yielded two number-one singles, “New Kid in Town” and “Hotel California”. Meisner left the band in 1977 and was replaced by Timothy B. Schmit. They released their last studio album for nearly 28 years in 1979 with The Long Run, which spawned three top 10 singles: “Heartache Tonight”, “The Long Run”, and “I Can’t Tell You Why”, the lead single being another chart-topping hit.

The Eagles broke up in July 1980 but reunited in 1994 for the album Hell Freezes Over, a mix of live and new studio tracks. They toured consistently and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2007, the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden, their first full studio album in 28 years and their sixth number-one album. The next year they launched the Long Road Out of Eden Tour in support of the album. In 2013, they began the extended History of the Eagles Tour in conjunction with the band’s documentary release, History of the Eagles.

Following Frey’s death in January 2016, the Eagles continued performing in 2017, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill sharing lead vocals for Frey’s songs.

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