Who Sang Strange Fruit? Nina Simone

Nina Simone Pastel Blues cover art

Some other versions of "Strange Fruit"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Dwayne P. Wiggins, Maurice Pearl, Lewis Allan
release date: 1965
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Soul-Jazz/Soul/Cool Jazz
length: 3:32
producer: Hal Mooney
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 fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the leaves to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop



Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Be My Husband
  • 2 Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
  • 3 End of the Line
  • 4 Trouble in Mind
  • 5 Tell Me More and More and Then Some
  • 6 Chilly Winds Don’t Blow
  • 7 Ain’t No Use
  • 8 Strange Fruit
  • 9 Sinnerman

  • Album Information
    label: Philips
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin