Terry Blade

Terry Blade

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Unique - General | Chicago, Illinois, United States
Total Song Plays: 521   
Member Since: 2020
   Last Login: 7/11/2020
   Sounds Like: Amos Lee, Tracy Chapman

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Song Description

"Strange Fruit" is a song recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939, written by Abel Meeropol and published in 1937. Nina Simone recorded the song in 1964. "Strange Fruit" protests American racism, particularly the lynching of African-Americans. Terry has licensed and recorded his own rendition of "Strange Fruit" in response to the events surrounding the death of George Floyd.

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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 leaves to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

Song Length
2:54
Genres
Jazz - Classic, Folk - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Gloomy, Poignant

Subject Matter
Race/Ethnicity, Protest

Similar Artists
Nina Simone, Carmen McRae
Language
English
Era
1930 - 1939

Lyric Credits Abel Meeropol and Lewis Allan
Music Credits Lets Sing Karaoke
Producer Credits Lets Sing Karaoke
Publisher Credits Music Sales Corporation
Performance Credits Terry Blade
Label Credits Terry Blade