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The Last Resort was written by Don Henley and Glen Frey from The Eagles. It appeared as the ninth track on the 1976 Hotel California album.

When performing it during their ‘Hell Freezes Over’-concert, Henley introduced it by saying: ‘You’ve heard about how the West was won, this is certainly about how the West was lost’.

The arrangement features basically three chords in the key of E, and a key change halfway through to G.

Still, there is a lot more to it than that, and this lesson shows how to dress it up in order to make it sound somewhat similar to the original. Needless to say, with one guitar and one voice, it’s an ambitious project.