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|album1 = Billie Holiday:Billie Holiday At Jazz At The Philharmonic (1954)
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|type1 = live album
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|album2 = Billie Holiday:Lady Sings The Blues (1956)
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|album3 = Billie Holiday:The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945-1959 (1992)
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|album4 = Billie Holiday:Lover Come Back To Me (1995)
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|album5 = Billie Holiday:An Introduction To Billie Holiday: Her Best Recordings 1935-1942 (1996)
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|album6 = Billie Holiday:Lady Day's 25 Greatest 1933-44 (1996)
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|album7 = Billie Holiday:Ultimate Billie Holiday (1997)
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|album8 = Billie Holiday:Billie's Blues (1998)
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|album9 = Billie Holiday:The Classic Decade 1935-1945 (1998)
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|album10 = Billie Holiday:Strange Fruit 1937-1939 (2000)
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|album11 = Billie Holiday:You Go To My Head (2002)
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|album12 = Murder: Songs From The Dark Side Of The Soul (2010)
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|language = English
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|star = Bronze
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|song2 = Cocteau Twins:Strange Fruit
|a3=Robert Wyatt
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|song3 = Diana Ross:Strange Fruit
|a4=Siouxsie And The Banshees
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|song4 = Nina Simone:Strange Fruit
|a5=The Twilight Singers
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|song5 = Robert Wyatt:Strange Fruit
|a6=Tori Amos
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|song6 = Rossana Casale:Strange Fruit
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|song7 = Siouxsie And The Banshees:Strange Fruit
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|song8 = The Twilight Singers:Strange Fruit
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|song9 = Tori Amos:Strange Fruit
 
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==Credits==
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* Music and lyrics by [[Abel Meeropol]] (credited to the pseudonym Lewis Allan)
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Strange Fruit
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

Credits

Written by:

Abel Meeropol (credited to the pseudonym Lewis Allan)

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