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Billy Joel - We Didnt Start The Fire chords

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                    BILLY JOEL - We Didn't Start the Fire
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Tabbed by: Stefan
Email: stehphyn@yahoo.com

Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)


Piano intro riff:
e|----------------7-----------------7---------------7------|
B|-----------8-10-------------8-10----10--8---8-10----10-8-|  
G|-7--7-7-9-----------------9---------------9--------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


Verse:
G                        D
Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray

Em                              C
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

G                            D
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television

Em                        C
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe


[Piano Intro Riff ] G D Em C


G                   D
Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom

Em                        C
Brando, "The King and I", and "The Catcher in the Rye"

G                    D
Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new queen

Em                  C
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye



Chorus:
G                  D
We didn't start the fire

       Em
It was always burning

          C
Since the world's been turning

G                  D
We didn't start the fire

      Bm
No we didn't light it

       C
But we tried to fight it

 

Verse:
G                       D
Josef Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev

Em                       C
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc

G                     D
Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron

Em                   C
Dien Bien Phu Falls, Rock Around the Clock

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

Em                        D
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland

G                 D
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev

Em                            C
Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez



Chorus:
G                  D
We didn't start the fire

       Em
It was always burning

          C
Since the world's been turning

G                  D
We didn't start the fire

      Bm
No we didn't light it

       Am
But we tried to fight it



Bridge:
C                       Am
Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac

Em                   C
Sputnik, Zhou Enlai, Bridge On The River Kwai

C                           Am
Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California Baseball,

Em                     C
Starkweather homicide, Children of Thalidomide


Little guitar riff after bridge:
e|-12-----10-----8---------12-----10-----8---------|
B|----13-----12----10---------13-----12----10------|  
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


Verse:
G                     D
Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia

Em                  C
Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go

G                 D
U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy

Em                      C
Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo



Chorus:
G                  D
We didn't start the fire

       Em
It was always burning

          C
Since the world's been turning

G                  D
We didn't start the fire

      Bm
No we didn't light it

       C
But we tried to fight it



Verse:
G                    D
Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land,

Em             C
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion

G                   D
Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania

Em                    D
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

G                     D
Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician sex

Em                 C
J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say



Chorus:
G                  D
We didn't start the fire

       Em
It was always burning

          C
Since the world's been turning

G                  D
We didn't start the fire

      Bm
No we didn't light it

       C
But we tried to fight it



Verse:
G                           D
Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again

Em                   C
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock

G                         D
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline

Em                   C
Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

G                             D
Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal suicide

Em                            C
Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz

G                          D
Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law

Em                         C
Rock and Roller cola wars, I can't take it anymore



Chorus:
G                  D
We didn't start the fire

       Em
It was always burning

          C
Since the world's been turning

G                  D
We didn't start the fire

      Bm
No we didn't light it

       C
But we tried to fight it

G                  D
We didn't start the fire

       Em
It was always burning

          C
Since the world's been turning

G                  D
We didn't start the fire

      Bm
No we didn't light it

       C
But we tried to fight it

G                  D
We didn't start the fire

       Em
It was always burning

          C
Since the world's been turning

G                  D
We didn't start the fire

      Bm
No we didn't light it

       C
But we tried to fight it
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