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We Didn't Start the Fire  Billy Joel







[G]Harry Truman, Doris Day, R[D]ed China, Johnnie Ray
[Em]South Pacific, Walter Winchel, Jo[C]e DiMaggio
[G]Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, S[D]tudebaker, television
[Em]North Korea, South Korea, [C]Marilyn Monroe
Main riff
[G]Rosenbergs, H-bomb, S[D]ugar Ray, Panmunjom
[Em]Brando, The King and I, [C]and The Catcher in the Rye
[G]Eisenhower, vaccine, [D]England's got a new queen
[Em]Marciano, Liberace, S[C]antayana 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]Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, [D]Nasser aand Prokofiev
[Em]Rockefeller, Campanella, [C]Communist Bloc
[G]Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, T[D]oscanini, dacron
[Em]Dien Bien Phu falls, [C]Rock Around the Clock
[G]Einstein, James Dean, [D]Brooklyn's got a winning team
[Em]Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, [C]Elvis Presley, Disneyland
[G]Bardot, Budapest, [D]Alabama, Krushchev
[Em]Princess Grace, Peyton Place, [C]trouble in the Suez
[Em]Little Rock, Pasternak,Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, [D]Bridge on the River Kwai
[Em]Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
Stark weather, homicide,[D] children of thalidomide
[G]Buddy Holly, Ben Hur,[D] space monkey, Mafia
[Em]Hula hoops, Castro, [C]Edsel is a no-go
[G]U-2, Syngman Rhee, [D]payola and Kennedy
[Em]Chubby Checker, Psycho, [C]Belgians in the Congo
[G]Hemingway, Eichmann, [D]Stranger in a Strange Land
[Em]Dylan, Berlin, [C]Bay of Pigs invasion
[G]Lawrence of Arabia, [D]British Beatlemania
[Em]Ole Miss, John Glenn, [C]Liston beats Patterson
[G]Pope Paul, Malcolm X, [D]British politician sex
[Em]JFK, blown away, [C]what else do I have to say
[G]Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, [D]Richard Nixon back again
[Em]Moonshot, Woodstock[C], Watergate, punk rock
[G]Begin, Reagan, Palestine, [D]terror on the airline
[Em]Ayatollah's in Iran, [C]Russians in Afghanistan
[G]Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, [D]heavy metal, suicide
[Em]Foreign debts, homeless vets, [C]AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz
[G]Hypodermics on the shores, [D]China's under martial law
[Em]Rock and roller cola wars, [C]I can't take it anymore
There you go, simple as!

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