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Billie Holiday sings Strange Fruit

December 18th, 2011

I read about this song in Lapham’s Quarterly, stuff in a piece written by Billy Holiday herself where she talks about how the song came about — partly based on a poem and partly based on how her father died. Every time she sang it she had to run to the bathroom where she got sick – it took that much out of her. It starts, doctor “Southern trees bear a strange fruit, viagra 60mg Blood on the leaves and blood at the root.” I listened to it just now, and the waves of chills are still coming.

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