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Author
Strange Fruit
Jeff Buckley
Tabbed By : Aeonoptic
e-mail: aeonoptic@gmail.com


[Intro] 

(Solo)

  C#m7
E|---|--------------|--------------------|----|---|---------|-------------|----------------------|
B|---|--------------|--------------------|----|---|---------|-------------|----------------------|
G|---|9-11br13p9----|---9-11b13-9h11-9---|----|---|---------|-------------|---9-11br13p9-------9-|
D|11~|-----------11~|11----------------11|--11|---|---------|-----------9~|11------------11----11|
A|---|--------------|--------------------|----|---|-----9---|-----9\7-----|------------------9---|
E|---|--------------|--------------------|9---|10~|9/11---11|9/11-----9---|----------------------|

E|------------9---------9----------|-----------|11br12-9----9-------------------|--------------------|
B|----------9---9-12b14---9-12b14~~|-----------|---------12---------------------|--------------------|
G|----11b13------------------------|-------11\9|-----------------9-11-11b13-9h11|9----8h9p8----------|
D|11-------------------------------|-----9-----|--------------11----------------|--11-------11-9-11~\|
A|---------------------------------|9/11-------|--------------------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-----------|--------------------------------|--------------------|

  F#m7            C#m7                     G#m7
E|---------------|-------|14pbr16---------|--------|14b16-12b14--14b16-12h14-------------|
B|---------------|-------|--------14p12---|--------|-------------------------14-b17-12---|
G|---------------|4-----4|--------------11|-----11~|-----------------------------------13|
D|---------------|2-----2|----------------|---9----|-------------------------------------|
A|-----------2h4~|4-----4|----------------|11------|-------------------------------------|
E|0--2---2/4-----|-------|----------------|--------|-------------------------------------|

  F#m7                                                  C#m7          G#7
E|-----------------------------------------------------|-------9----9|----------------|
B|-------------12----12----12----12----12----12--------|-------9----9|----------------|
G|--9----11/13----13----13----13----13----13----13\11p9|-------9----9|--------11----11|
D|--7--------------------------------------------------|11-11~---11--|---9-10-10----10|
A|9----------------------------------------------------|-------------|11---------11---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------|----------------|

  C#m7                                                                    F#m7                          
E|-------------|-------------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
B|------12b14~~|12br14p9-------9---------------|--------12----------12---|-----------------|
G|-------------|---------11b13---11br13p9------|9-11b13----11pbrb13-11b13|------------4----|
D|-------------|--------------------------11-11|-------------------------|-----2--4-6---6--|
A|-------------|-------------------------------|-------------------------|------------2---4|
E|9------------|-------------------------------|-------------------------|9\---0--2-4---4--|

  C#m7
E|---14b16--14b16-16b19------------------|------------14-----------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------------------17b20--14----14~|---14-17b19----17b19-17-14----14~--14|-----------9----------9---|
G|4--------------------------------15----|16-------------------------16--------|13\9-11b13---9b-11b13---9b|
D|2--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|--------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|--------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|--------------------------|

                                                                       F#m7
E|------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-------2-------------|
B|----------------------9b|---11----9b-------9b---|9b----12-11-9----9\|-------2-------------|
G|---11----9b-----11----9b|---11----9b-------9b---|9b----12-11-9----9\|-------2---4br6~~p2--|
D|11----11-----11----11---|11----11----11-11----11|---11---------11---|-------2------------4|
A|------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
E|------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|9\--2----------------|

                                 C#m7
E|------------------------------|---------|-------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
B|------------------------------|---------|-------------|------------------------|--9---------------------9|
G|4br6p2----4brb6-6b8--9br11----|------3b4|4-4---4------|-------9h11-9h11--9h11-9|--9--------------9----9--|
D|-------4-------------------6~~|4--------|2-2---2-----9|-----9-9----9-----9-----|--9------------9---11----|
A|------------------------------|--7-4----|4-4---4------|9h11--------------------|-------------9-----------|
E|------------------------------|---------|---------9---|------------------------|9----9-11-12-------------|

                    G#m7              F#m7
E|---12-9----------|-----------------|---------------------|------------------------|
B|--------12-9-----|-----------------|--------------------2|------------------------|
G|11---------------|-------11--11--11|--------------------2|--9-11-9-11-9-------11\9|
D|-----------------|-----9-----9---9-|--2-4br6p2---2b-----2|9-9-9--9-9--9-----------|
A|-------------11\9|9/11-------11--11|4----------4---------|---------------9/11-----|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------2---|------------------------|

  C#m7                                                     F#m7   
E|--------------------|---------|-------------------------|------------|-------------------|
B|--------------------|---------|12-----12-----12---------|----2------2|---2---------2--2--|
G|----6\4/5---5----5--|5-5-5-5-6|9b11---9b11---9br11p9----|------2----2|---2---4--2--2--2--|
D|--------------------|---------|-------------------------|-----------2|---2---4--2--2--2--|
A|4/6-----------5--4h5|5-5-5-5-4|----------------------11\|------------|-------------------|
E|--------------------|---------|-----9------9------------|4\2-----2---|2------4--2-------2|

  G#7      C#m7 G#7  C#m7                         F#m7
E|--------|-----8---|9---9--11|8-----------11--11|---------|--------------------|
B|--4-4---|5----7---|9---9----|--9---------9---9-|------2--|2-2------2-2-2------|
G|--5-5---|4----8---|9---9----|----9-------9---9-|------2--|2-2------2-2-2------|
D|--4-4---|6--------|---------|--------11--------|------2--|2-2------2-2-2------|
A|-------4|4--------|---------|------------------|---------|--------------------|
E|4-------|---------|---------|------9-----------|4--3--2-x|----2--x-------2-2-2|

  G#7                       C#m7
E|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------------------|----------------|
B|2------------------------|-----------------|-----------------------------|9-9--9----------|
G|2------------------------|-----------6----4|8h9p8------------------------|9-11-9-9--9b11~~|
D|2------------------------|2-4-6-/4-4------2|------9----11----------------|-------11-------|
A|-------------------------|-----------4--4--|--------11-----9h11p9---9/11~|----------------|
E|---0-2--0-2-4-2/4-2/4\2p0|0-2-4-/2-2-------|----------------------9------|----------------|

                                                               G#m7             F#m7
E|-----------------------------------------|---------12b14-12b|-----|----------------|
B|-----9h12p9------------------------------|-------9----------|-----|----------------|
G|9b11--------11-9----9b-11b13-9h11~--9----|x----9------------|---11|11--11-11------9|
D|-----------------11-------------------11~|x-----------------|---9-|9---9--9-----7--|
A|-----------------------------------------|x-----------------|11---|----11-11--9----|
E|-----------------------------------------|---9--------------|-----|----------------|

E|--------------------------------------------|----14b16-12h14-12---------|------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|-------------------14~~----|------------------------|
G|9----------6-9-6--11br13p9------------------|---------------------------|------------------------|
D|7--------7-----------------11---9-----------|9--------------------------|4b5-4b5-2---------------|
A|9------9--------------------------11-9-7b---|---------------------------|----------4~------------|
E|---8-9------------------------------------9~|------------------------\12|--------------2/\--2-4-0|

                (Vocals enter) 
  G#m7
E|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|---------4----|
A|-----------2--|
E|/4---4-4-----4|


[Verse 1]

C#m7     F#m7  G#7          C#m7  G#7 C#m7
Southern trees bear strange fruit

  G#7   C#m7
E|8-----9---|
B|7-----9---|
G|8-----9---|
D|----------|
A|----------|
E|----------|

              F#m7  G#7     C#m7          G#7 C#m7
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
 
  F#m7          ...     G#7  C#m7
E|----------------------8-----9---|
B|----------------------7-----9---|-
G|----------------------8-----9---|
D|4/6\4-4-------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

             F#m7     G#7        C#m7
Black bodies swinging     in the southern breeze

  C#m7
E|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|------------|
A|------------|
E|0-2-4--1/2-0|

              F#m7      G#7               C#m7
Strange fruit hanging     from the poplar trees

  C#m7
E|------|
B|12b14\|
G|------|
D|------|
A|------|
E|------|


[Verse 2]
         F#m7         G#7#5   C#m7  G#7 C#m7    
Pastoral scene of the gallant south

  G#7  C#m7
E|8----9---|
B|7----9---|
G|8----9---|
D|---------|
A|---------|
E|---------|

           F#m7  G#7                C#m7
The bulging eyes    and the twisted mouth
 A                            G#
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh
             A                       G#7
And then the sudden smell of burning flesh

["Oooh" bridge]

  C#m7  F#m7          
E|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|9tr11|
A|-----|
E|-----|

C#m7            F#m7            

  C#m7      
E|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|16b17-16-14-------------------------|
G|11br13p9-11br13p9------------------|-------------\9p8---8-9-11-8-9------|
D|------------------11--9h11-9-------|------------------11-----------11-11|
A|-----------------------------9\7---|------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------9~|------------------------------------|

A G#7 C#m7 F#m7 G#7

  C#m7
E|--------|--------------------|------12-----11--11---11-------|-----|----------9---------9-\7-----|
B|--------|--------------------|-------------------------------|-----|12b14~-12---9-12b14----------|
G|11b13~~~|11br13p9-----------9|11b13-----11-----9h11-9h11p9---|-----|-----------------------------|
D|--------|---------11\----11--|-----------------------------11|9tr11|-----------------------------|
A|--------|--------------------|-------------------------------|-----|-------------------------11\9|
E|--------|--------------------|-------------------------------|-----|-----------------------------|

  F#m7
E|-------------------------9--------------------------------|12brb14--14brb16-16b19--16b19--16b19|
B|12b14~~--12pbr14-9-12b14----12b14-12-9----9---------------|------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------11---9b10--------9b|------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------11-11~---|------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

A G#7 C#m7


[Verse 3]

        F#m7    G#7#5                C#m7 G#7 C#m7
Here is fruit       for the crows to pluck

  G#7 C#m7
E|8---9---|
B|7---9---|
G|8---9---|
D|--------|
A|--------|
E|--------|

                F#m7   G#7                 C#m7 G#7 C#m7
For the rain to gather,    for the wind to suck

  G#7 C#m7
E|8---9---|
B|7---9---|
G|8---9---|
D|--------|
A|--------|
E|--------|
               F#m7 G#7                  C#m7
For the sun to rot,     for the trees to drop
              A          G#     C#m7
Here is your strange and bitter crop



************************************************

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

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BlueMatador 3,917 Sep 29, 2016 04:35 AM

Great work.

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learntofly 10 Oct 15, 2016 12:31 PM

Awesome stuff! A lot of different licks to play around with here. Imagine the quality of music Buckley would be creating today :(

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luciemaquaire 45 Feb 11, 2017 11:42 AM

Fantastic, I know "b" mean bend but what means "br" ?

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