E-Pao! Wathi Jugai - Hotel Endomcha

Hotel Endomcha

(Sung, if possible, to the tune of "Hotel California," by the Eagles)
[Guitar chords used: Am Dm E G D F C ]

On a dark meandering highway
'Ok-thao' in my hair
Warm smell of 'ataobas'
Rising up through the air

Up ahead in the distance
I saw a shimmering light
My head grew dizzy, and my sight grew bright
I had to 'thakpa' for the evening

There 'eechal' stood in the doorway
I heard glass clings
And I was thinking to myself
This could be hotel or this could be house

Then 'eechal' lit up a candle
And 'eechal' showed me the way
There were voices down the 'verandah'
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel Endomcha
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely place (background)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of 'famfams' at the Hotel Endomcha
Any time of year
Any time of year (background)
You can find it here
You can find it here

Her mind is 'Eche Shanti' twisted
She's got the Kinetic Honda
She's got a lot of pretty, pretty 'nupa machas'
That she calls 'emanabas'

How they 'thabal chaongba' in the 'leikai lampak'
'Yaosang' 'Basanta' 'Yaosang'
Some 'thabal chonga' to remember
Some 'thabal chongba' to forget

So I called up the 'Edomcha'
Please bring me my 'atingba'
She said
We haven't had that 'atingba' here since 1969
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

Welcome to the Hotel Endomcha
Such a lovely Place
Such a lovely Place (background)
Such a lovely face
They're livin' it up at the Hotel Endomcha
What a nice surprise
What a nice surprise (background)

'Ngari stains' on the curtains
'Chamelei' in plastic
And 'endomcha' said
'Yamna thakpa' is bad;
'Oorit ataobadu yarabaro'
And in the other rooms
Drivers gathered for the evening
They torn the plastic and poured
They also smoke 'Moreh Win chrup'

Last thing I remember
I was returning home 'hairang turang'
Then I saw my 'ema hanubi' with lantern in her hand.
Waiting for me!
I said, 'ema ngaidrasu yaida'
Then she said, 'ngasisu amuk'
And I took 'Liv-52' tabs before I went to bed.

I wake up in a cold sweat,
Thank God it was a dream, just a wild dream.
There was nothing to fret.
You know I do not take drinks, coz it is bad.
You know I do not smoke, coz it harms
You know I do not take drugs, coz it ruins
I promised to my mom,
I won't consume those.
I assured my sweet heart,
I won't try those.
Oh, I won't for sure.

[heavily modified from the famous 'Hotel California' by Eagles (1976)]
Also visit Florida Music Row for the timing of chords of the original Hotel California.

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