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Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit (Chord)
Submitter: aussief (121) on 4/30/16
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Written as a protest poem by Abel Meeropol (aka Lewis Allen) a white teacher
   protesting against racism and the hanging of African Americans in the early 1900`s

Am        Em7  Am   A9  Am     E7
Southern trees bear a strange fruit
  Am           Em7        Am   A9 Am   E7
 Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
  Bm7          E7              Fdim     E7
 Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
  Am            Em7              A9     Am
 Strange fruit hanging from the poplar treesųŒ

 Am   G/B   E7   Am  Em7  Am

Am         Em7        Am A9 Am   E7
Pastoral scene of the gal--lant south
     Am       Em7          Fdim    E7
 The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
  Am         Em7 Bm7 Em7    A9    Am  E7
 Scent of magno----li--as, sweet and fresh
           E7     Bm7      Fdim    E7
 Then the sudden smell of burning flesh

Am       Am7           Dm   Dm7  E7
Here is fruit for the crows to pluck
          Am      E7             Gdim  F  E7
 For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
 Em7      A     Am7          Gdim Fdim E7
 For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop
 Am   A9 Am  E7    Bm7 Em7 E7   Am
 Here is a strange and bit-ter crop

  An F. K. Tab,,,,Enjoy!!!!!!
 
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