Billy Joel - We Didnt Start The Fire tab version 1

Billy Joel
We Didn't Start The Fire

Everyone seems to have this wrong, 
so here we go...the CORRECT version
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MAIN LEAD RIFF (thanks Aussie, you got it right.)

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(this goes on for 16 bars until the rest of the music kicks in, and continues) ____________________________________________________ OPENING CHORDS G D Em c G D B C ____________________________________________________ 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 ____________________________________________________ (INTRO RIFF is played for 4 bars) G D Em c ____________________________________________________ VERSE 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 (intro part is the lead here) 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 B No we didn't light it C But we tried to fight it ____________________________________________________ VERSE G D Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser aand Prokofiev Em C Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc G D Roy hn, 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 C Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland G D Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev Em C Princess Grace, Peyton Place, trouble in the Suez ____________________________________________________ CHORUS (intro part is the lead here) 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 B No we didn't light it A But we tried to fight it ____________________________________________________ BRIDGE C A Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac Em D Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge on the River Kwai C A Lebanon, Charlse de Gaulle, California baseball Em D Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide ____________________________________________________ Exit to Bridge - Lead Guitar Part (these are hammer ons)
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VERSE G D Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, space monkey, Mafia Em C Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go G D U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy Em C Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo ____________________________________________________ CHORUS (intro part is the lead here) 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 B 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 C Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson G D Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex Em C JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say ____________________________________________________ CHORUS (intro part is the lead here) 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 B 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 (intro part is the lead here) 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 B But when we are gone C D It still burn on, and on, and on, and on Em C And on, and on, and on, and on, and on 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 B 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 B No we didn't light it C But we tried to fight it
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