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Strange Fruit

Billie Holiday
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STRANGE FRUITUNO STRANO FRUTTO
  
Southern trees bear strange fruit,Gli alberi del Sud danno uno strano frutto,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,Sangue sulle foglie e sangue alle radici,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,Neri corpi impiccati oscillano alla brezza del Sud,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.Uno strano frutto pende dai pioppi.
  
Pastoral scene of the gallant south,Una scena bucolica del valoroso Sud,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,Gli occhi strabuzzati e le bocche storte,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,Profumo di magnolie, dolce e fresco,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.Poi improvviso l’odore di carne bruciata.
  
Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,Ecco il frutto che i corvi strapperanno,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,Che la pioggia raccoglierà, che il vento porterà via,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,Che il sole farà marcire, che gli alberi lasceranno cadere
Here is a strange and bitter crop.Ecco uno strano ed amaro raccolto.


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