The Eagle- The Eagles



The Eagle is famous as the USCG training ship, based at the Coast Guard Academy on the Thames River in New London, CT. No, the above photo is not The Eagle.(photo copyrighted) Directly across the river is the US Naval Submarine Base. Friday morning, The Eagle came into the LA harbor main channel as part of the big tall ships parade. The ‘Eagle’ was built in 1936. She is operated as a training ship by the US Coast Guard Academy. Eagle is a very large vessel which accommodates approx. 175 cadets and instructors. She is almost 300 feet long and has a sail area in excess of 21,000 square feet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tall_ship

The Eagle moored between the Love Boat Terminal and the fire boat station. They would sail the next morning to San Diego, the next and last Tall Ships stop. The Tall Ship fleet has been working down the coast all summer, starting in Tacoma.
http://www.tallshipstacoma.com
I was thrilled to have my Cousin share with me his account of boarding The Eagle!
The Eagles are an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. With five Number 1 singles and six Number 1 albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California, ranked among the ten best-selling albums according to the Recording Industry Association of America.
http://www.last.fm/music/Eagles/_/Hotel+California

Take a peek, if you like. Go on because millions have already:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkD-Mrg1BOQ

I discovered a piano tutorial for Hotel California. The explanation on pattern playing is great! And you'll sound pretty much like the song:

Plus, here's a little bit of a chord chart:
Verse
Bm F#
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
A E
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
G D
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
Em
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
F#
I had to stop for the night
Bm F#
There she stood in the doorway, I heard the mission bell
A E
And I was thinking to myself this could be heaven or this could be hell
G D
Then she lit up a candle, and she showed me the way
Em F#
There were voices down the corridor, I thought I heard them say: Chorus
G D [Fill 1]
Welcome to the Hotel California
F# Bm [Fill 2]
Such a lovely place... such a lovely place... such a lovely face
G D [Fill 3]
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Em F#
Any time of year... any time of year... you can find it here
http://www.911tabs.com/link/?4451070

For those who are beginners and would like Easy Piano Versions, here you go:
Look inside this title
The Best Of The Eagles - Easy Piano - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
The Best Of The Eagles - Easy Piano By The Eagles, arranged by Dan Coates. Songbook for voice and easy piano. Easy piano. 60 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AP.AF9556)
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