Strange Fruit Billie Holiday
[Am]Southern [Em7]trees [Am]bear[A9] a s[Am]trange [E7]fruit
[Am]Blood on the l[Em7]eaves and b[Am]lood[A9] at [Am]the r[E7]oot
[Bm7-5]Black bodies [E7-9]swinging in the [Fdim]southern [E7]breeze
[Am]Strange fruit [Em7]hanging from the[Asus4] pop - [A9]lar [Am]trees.
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[Am]Pastoral [Em7]scene of the [Am]gal[A9] - l[Am]ant so[E7]uth --
The [Am]bulging [Em7]eyes and the [Fdim]twisted m[E7]outh;
[Am]Smell of mag - [Em7]no -[Bm7-5] li - [Em7] a, sw[A9]eet A[Am]nd fr[E7]esh,
Then the[E7-9] sudde[Bm7-5]n smell of [Fdim]burning f[E7]lesh.
[Am]Here is the [Am+7]fruit for the [Dm]crows[Dm7] to p[E7]luck,
For the [Am]rain to g[E7]ather, for the [Gdim]wind [F]to s[E7]uck,
[Em7-5]For the [A]sun to [AM7]rot, for the [Gdim]tree [Fdim] to d[E7]rop,
[Am]Here [A9]is [Am]a st[E7]range[Bm7-5] and [Em7-5] bit - [E7]ter c[Am]rop.