BILLIE HOLIDAY


Strange Fruit Lyrics

Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swingin' in the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin' from the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant South
The bulgin' eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burnin' flesh

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

these lyrics are last corrected by PrincessC

Songwriter(s): Lewis Allan, Dwayne P. Wiggins
Copyright: Edward B. Marks Music Co., Music Sales Corporation, Marks Edward B. Music Corp., Dwayne Wiggins Pub Designee, WB Music Corp.
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Meaning to "Strange Fruit" (1 meaning)
Seno 12/16/11,23:52
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When Billie Holiday went on a tour in the South, she witnessed these bodies of the africans hanging dead in the trees.These people were killed by the KKK, and so Billie wrote this song 'Strange Fruit'
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