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Billy Joel
We Didn't Start The Fire

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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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kostcoguy 10 Jun 02, 2002 08:00 PM

perfect tab except in the intro its

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lazyboat 60 Apr 09, 2006 11:40 AM

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

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MooseSTH 71 Nov 01, 2006 06:41 PM

I think thats an Em chord...

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