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Billy Joel

We Didn't Start The Fire

 

 

Intro (piano)

e---------------------------------------------

b-------8-10-12---8-10-12-10-8---8-10-12-10-8-

g-7-7-9---------9--------------9--------------<-- REPEAT

d---------------------------------------------

a---------------------------------------------

E---------------------------------------------

 

Verse

 

G D

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray

E C

South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

 

G D

Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television

E C

North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

 

INTRO RIFF

 

G D

Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom

E C

Brando, The King and I, and The Catcher in the Rye

 

G D

Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new queen

E C

Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

 

 

 

CHORUS (PLAY THE INTRO)

 

We didn't start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world's been turning

We didn't start the fire

No we didn't light it

But we tried to fight it

 

 

G D

Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser aand Prokofiev

E C

Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc

 

G D

Roy hn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, dacron

E C

Dien Bien Phu falls, Rock Around the Clock

 

 

G D

Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team

E C

Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland

 

 

G D

Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev

E C

Princess Grace, Peyton Place, trouble in the Suez

 

 

 

CHORUS

 

********************************************** -------

G D |

Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac |

E C |

Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge on the River Kwai G D |

Lebanon, Charlse de Gaulle, California baseball |

E C |

Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide |

***********************************************-------

 

G D

Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, space monkey, Mafia

E C

Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go

 

 

G D

U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy

E C

Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

 

 

CHORUS

 

G D

Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land

E C

Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion

 

G D

Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania

E C

Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

 

G D

Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex

E C

JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say

 

 

CHORUS

 

G D

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again

E C

Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock

 

G D

Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline

E C

Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

 

 

G D

Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide

E C

Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz

 

G D

Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law

E C

Rock and roller cola wars, I can't take it anymore

 

 

CHORUS

 

 

We didn't start the fire

But when we are gone

It still burn on, and on, and on, and on

 

************************************************************

not sure of the part surrounded by *'s but it sounds ok

 

 

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