We Didn’t Start The Fire                                                                                                                                           Billy Joel




1951:   Buddy Holly, "Ben Hur", space monkey, Mafia

            Em                                        C

Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go

            G                                            D                                              Em       

U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy, Chubby Checker, “Psycho”,


1960:   Belgians in the Congo.    Chorus


                G                                                      D

1961:   Hemmingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land.

                Em                          C

Berlin, Dylan, Bay of Pigs Invasion.

G                                           D                                             Em                                             C

1962:   Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania. Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson. 

                G                                                 D

1963:   Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician sex,

            Em                                     C

J.F.K. blown away. What else do I have to say?   Chorus



G                                                             D                                                          Em                                                  C

1964    Birth Control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again.  Moon shot, Wood stock, Watergate, Punk Rock.

            G                                                        D                                            Em

   to      Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline. Ayatollahs in Iran,

                C                                                      G                                                                 D                                              Em

1989    Russians in Afghanistan.  Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride. Heavy Metal Suicide, Foreign debts, Homeless Vets,