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Eagles

The Last Resort

 

 

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #

#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #

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From: Sekhar Narayanaswami

 

 

The Last Resort -- The Eagles, from the album _Hotel California_

(also featured on their latest release, _Hell Freezes Over_)

 

Note: This is how I learned the song. If you want to play

along with the recorded version, you need to drop everything

one half step (i.e. F->E, Bb->A, etc.). At the end of this post,

along with the fingerings for the listed chords, I'll list the

half-step dropped chords/fingerings also.

 

Corrections/Criticisms/Comments welcome

(Please mail these to

 

F Bb C

She came from Providence

C F

The one in Rhode Island

F Bb C

Where the old world shadows hang

C F

Heavy in the air

F Bb C

She packed her hopes and dreams

C F

Like a refugee

F Bb C

Just as her father came

C F F F F F+

Across the sea

 

 

She heard about a place

People were smiling

Spoke about the red man's ways

How they loved the land

They came from everywhere

To the Great Divide

Seeking a place to stand

Or a place to hide

 

Down in the crowded bars

Out for a good time

Can't wait to tell you all

What it's like up there

They called it paradise

I don't know why

Somebody laid the mountains low

While the town got high

 

 

F F F F F+

Dm Dm Dm Dm Dm*

F F F F F+

Dm Dm Dm Dm Dm*

 

When the chilly winds blew down

Across the canyon

Through the canyons of the coast

To the malibus

Where the pretty people played

Hungry for power

To light their neon ways

Give 'em things to do

 

Some rich man came and raped the land

Nobody caught him

Put up a bunch of ugly boxes

And Jesus people bought them

They called it paradise

The place to be

They watched the hazy sun

Sinking in the sea

 

(Key Change: changes from F to Ab)

 

Ab Db Eb

You can leave it all behind

Eb Ab

Sail to Lahaina

Ab Db Eb

Just like the missionaries did

Eb Ab

So many years ago

Ab Db Eb

They even brought a neon sign

Eb Ab

Jesus is Coming

Ab Db Eb

Brought the white man's burden down

Eb Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab+

Brought the white man's reign

 

 

And we'll provide the grand design

What is yours and what is mine

'Cuz there is no more new frontier

We have got to make it here

We satisfied our endlees needs

And justified our bloody deeds

In the name of destiny

And in the name of God

 

And you can see them there

On sunday morning

Stand up and sing about

What it's like up there

They called it paradise

I don't know why

To call someplace paradise

Kiss it goodbye

 

Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab+

Fm Fm Fm Fm Fm*

Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab+

Fm Fm Fm Fm Fm* (repeat this and fade)

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Chords Used:

Listed Chords: Chords Dropped 1/2 step:

F: 133211 E: 022100

Bb: x13331 or 688766 A: x02220

C: x32010 or 8aa988 B: x24442

F+: 133311 (Faug?) E+: 022200

Dm: xx0231 C#m: x46654

Dm*: xx0331 C#m*: X47654

 

After key change:

Ab: 466544 G: 355433 or 320003

Db: x46664 C: x32010

Eb: x68886 D: xx0232

Ab+: 466644 G+: 355533

Fm: 133111 Em: 022000

Fm*: 133121 Em*: 022010

 

 

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Sekhar Narayanaswami

"I wanna find myself a girl

Who can show me what laughter means

And we'll fill in the missing numbers

In each others paint-by-number dreams" -- Jackson Browne

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