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Strange fruit


by Billie Holiday. Buy album CD: Ultimate Billie Holiday


Lewis allen

Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop.



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Album: Ultimate Billie Holiday (1997) Lyrics
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  1. Lady Sings The Blues (1956 Studio)
  2. Solitude (1952 Version)
  3. Lover, come back to me
  4. Good morning, heartache
  5. Body and soul
  6. I Can't Face The Music
  7. Solitude
  8. I cried for you
  9. My man
  10. I Must Have That Man!
  11. He's funny that way
  12. Please, don't talk about me when i'm gone
  13. Don't explain
  14. Strange fruit
  15. God bless the child
  16. Some other spring
  17. Fine and mellow
  18. Lady sings the blues

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