Who Sang Strange Fruit? Karan Casey

Karan Casey The Winds Begin to Sing cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2001-3-13
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk/Celtic
length: 3:07
Some other versions of "Strange Fruit"


Southern trees bearing 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
Them big 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 winds to suck
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

CD 1
  • 1 Who Put the Blood
  • 2 The King’s Shilling
  • 3 Weary of Lying Alone
  • 4 Éirigh Suas a Stóirín
  • 5 Eppie Morrie
  • 6 Strange Fruit
  • 7 Where Are You Tonight I Wonder
  • 8 Buile Mo Chroí
  • 9 You Brought Me Up
  • 10 The Snows They Melt the Soonest
  • 11 The Liberty Tree

  • Release information
    label: Shanachie
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 016351784421
    script: Latin