Who Sang Strange Fruit? José James

José James Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2015-2-4
length: 4:48
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Lyrics
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 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

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Good Morning Heartache
  • 2 Body and Soul
  • 3 Fine and Mellow
  • 4 I Thought About You
  • 5 What a Little Moonlight Can Do
  • 6 Tenderly
  • 7 Lover Man
  • 8 God Bless the Child
  • 9 Strange Fruit

  • Release information
    label: Blue Note
    country(area): Europe
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin