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Strange Fruit
Billie Holiday Lyrics


Southern trees bear a 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 magnolia, 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 tree to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

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Written by: Abel Meeropol

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Maria Marcedes

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) ۞ Fúll MöVíé ۞
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√ winamovie.blogspot.com/tt8521718/lTno



``在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的
生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其A融入不斷發展的人類社會。
說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和
慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木)來調味食物煮的時候""""
ê Lorsqu'une pilule qui donne aux utilisateurs cinq minutes de super pouvoirs inattendus arrive dans les rues de
la Nouvelle-Orléans, un adolescent marchand et un policier local doivent faire équipe avec un ancien soldat pour
—faire tomber le groupe responsable de sa fabrication. √™



Shannon MO

Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swingin' in the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin' from the poplar trees
Pastoral scene of the gallant South
The bulgin' eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burnin' 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 tree to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop



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InGodzHandz

Billie Holiday was a badass. She was threatened by Harry Anslinger, the Head Of the FBI, to stop singing about lynching. She did it anyway and continued to do it no matter what the monster tried to do to ruin her life. Now, Holiday and “Strange Fruit” are still remembered. Anslinger is not. I pray one day to be as brave as Billie was.

franklin young

@solountipomas preach

franklin young

@Erica are you serious😲I didn't know this part

Chaz K

I heard a story about how Billie stopped a show in order to take a couple of racist sailors into a back alley and have her bouncers beat the living shit out of them. She was truly fearless and I would not have wanted to get on her bad side.

Katia K

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5h9B-muOaDuPSeVQCP2hNg

Patricia Lucious

The ďid the same thing to NWA bout " FUCK THE POLICE " THEY DID IT ANYWAY AND IT'S STILL A HIT TODAY. ICE CÙBE, DR.DRE, YELLA, ESEY E and one more i can't remember.

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Talia J

“Your grandkids will be singing strange fruit.” US vs Billie Holiday.

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Gianna Mokoka

@Demetrius Ross yes, I did enjoy it. Why do you view it as offensive? I’m interested in hearing your side.

Demetrius Ross

@Gianna Mokoka No offense but did you really like the movie? I thought it was very offensive to her.

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