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Doolin-Dalton is the first track of The Eagles’ 2nd studio album ‘Desperado’ (1973) and surely a favorite among Eagles fans.

It features an intro with Glenn Frey playing the harmonica and this lesson shows how to somewhat copy it on the guitar.

We take a look at the chords, which are for the most part relatively easy. The progression is as well, but does have a few twists and turns with, for example, chords going from major to minor and vice versa.

The strumming should be done in double time, and involves quite a bit of focused and also subtle strumming, in particular of course for the intro. Then again, in other parts of the song it needs to be strong at the right times as well.

We also take a quick look at Doolin-Dalton Reprise, or part II as my official Eagles songbook calls it.