Song facts: “Hotel California” is described as an interpretation of  the high life in Los Angeles. The music for this song came from a demo tape of an instrumental written by Don Felder. The first title given to this song was “Mexican Reggae”.

Harmonica type: diatonic

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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
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I 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

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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
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This could be Heaven or this could be Hell
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Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
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There were voices down the corridor
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I thought I heard them say

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Welcome to the Hotel California
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Such a lovely place, such a lovely place
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Plenty of room at the Hotel California
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Anytime of year, you can find it here

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