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Strange Fruit

This song is by Tori Amos and appears on the single Cornflake Girl (1994).

This song is a cover of "Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday.
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Strange Fruit
Southern trees bear strange fruit
Blood on the leaves, 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
The scent of magnolia sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burning 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 trees to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

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Written by:

Abel Meeropol (credited to the pseudonym Lewis Allan)

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