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We Didnt Start The Fire Tab

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Contributor
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

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not sure of the part surrounded by *'s but it sounds ok
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kostcoguy wrote on June 3 2002, 12:00 am

perfect tab except in the intro its
--------8-
-7-7-7-9

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lazyboat wrote on April 9 2006, 03:40 pm

although i'm slightly ashamed to say it this song rocks and so does this tab

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MooseSTH wrote on November 1 2006, 11:41 pm

I think thats an Em chord...

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