Strange Fruit

Billie Holiday


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Dwayne P. Wiggins, Maurice Pearl, Lewis Allan
album: Track 2 in album Jazz at the Philharmonic
release date: 1954
popularity : 16 users have visited this page.
length: 2:55

Album Information

label: Clef Records
country(area): United States
format: 10" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Billie Holiday Jazz at the Philharmonic cover art


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Southern trees bear strange fruit
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze

The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh
Here is fruit for the crows to pluck
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop


Track Listing

10" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Body and Soul
  • 2 Strange Fruit
  • 3 Travelin' Light
  • 4 He's Funny That Way
  • 5 The Man I Love
  • 6 Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You
  • 7 All of Me
  • 8 Billie's Blues