Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit

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  1. Strange Fruit:

    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 the 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!