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We Didn't Start The Fire

(Billy Joel)

	  Intro: G    D    Am    C

(G)Harry Truman, Doris Day, (D)Red China, Johnnie Ray
(Am)South Pacific, Walter Winchell, (C)Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

G    D    Am    C

Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, "The King and I" and "The Catcher in the Rye"
Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

(G)We didn't start the f(D)ire It was al(Am)ways burning Since the w(C)orld's been turning (G)We didn't start the f(D)ire No we d(Am)idn't light it But we t(C)ried to fight it
Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc Roy Kahn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, dacron Dien Bien Phu falls, "Rock Around the Clock" Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev Princess Grace, "Peyton Place", trouble in the Suez {c:chorus} (Am)Little Rock, Pasternak, (Em)Mickey Mantle, Kerouac (Am)Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, "(D)Bridge on the River Kwai" (Am)Lebanon, Charlse de Gaulle, (Em)California baseball (Am)Starkweather, homicide, (D)children of thalidomide (D) (G)Buddy Holly, "Ben Hur", (D)space monkey, Mafia (Am)Hula hoops, Castro, (C)Edsel is a no-go U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy Chubby Checker, "Psycho", Belgians in the Congo {c:chorus} Hemingway, Eichmann, "Stranger in a Strange Land" Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion "Lawrence of Arabia", British Beatlemania Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex (Am)JFK, (N.C.)blown away, what else do I have to say {c:chorus} Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan "Wheel of Fortune", Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law (Am)Rock (N.C.)and roller cola wars, I can't take it anymore (G)We didn't start the f(D)ire But when (Am)we are gone Will it (C)still burn on, and (G)on, and (D)on, and (Am)on...(C) {c:repeat chorus 'till fade}

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