Hotel California

The Eagles

Page
70
Tempo
120
Year
1976
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Intro
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Verse 1
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On a dark desert highway,
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cool wind in my hair
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Warm smell of colitas,
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rising up through the air
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Up ahead in the distance, I
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saw a shimmering light
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My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim,
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I had to stop for the night
Verse 2
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There she stood in the doorway;
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I heard the mission bell
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And I was thinking to myself, this could be
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heaven or this could be hell
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Then she lit up a candle and she
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showed me the way
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There were voices down the corridor,
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I thought I heard them say...
Chorus 1
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Welcome to the hotel Cali-
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fornia;
Such a
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lovely place, such a
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lovely face
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Plenty of room at the hotel Cali-
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fornia,
any
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time of year, you can
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find it here
Verse 3
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Her mind is tiffany-twisted,
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she got the Mercedes Benz
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She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that
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she calls friends
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How they dance in the courtyard,
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sweet summer sweat.
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Some dance to remember,
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some dance to forget
Verse 4
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So I called up the captain,
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please bring me my wine
He said, we
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haven t had that spirit here since
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nineteen sixty nine
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And still those voices are calling from
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far away
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Wake you up in the middle of the night,
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just to hear them say
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Welcome to the hotel Cali-
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fornia;
Such a
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lovely place, such a
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lovely face
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They re living it up at the hotel Cali-
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fornia
What a
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nice surprise, bring your
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alibis
Verse 5
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Mirrors on the ceiling,
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the pink champagne on ice
And she said
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we are all just prisoners here,
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of our own device
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And in the master s chambers,
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they gathered for the feast
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The stab it with their steely knives, but they
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just can t kill the beast
Verse 6
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Last thing I remember, I was
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running for the door
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I had to find the passage back, to the
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place I was before
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relax, said the night man, we are
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programmed to receive.
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You can checkout any time you like,
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but you can never leave!
Guitar Solo
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