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Strange Fruit tab

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[Verse]

Southern trees, bear strange fruit

     F#m7      G#7       C#m7    G#dom7        C#m high
E|----2----|----4----|----4----|----8--------------9-----|----|
B|----5----|----4----|----5----|----7--------------9-----|----|
G|----2----|----5----|----4----|----8--------------9-----|----|
D|----2----|----4----|----6----|----6--------------11----|----|
A|----4----|----6----|----4----|-------------------------|----|
E|----2----|----4----|---------|-------------------------|----|

Occasionally use this “jazzy number” for second chord (replacing standard G#7)

     G#7#5
E|---------|
B|----5----|
G|----5----|
D|----4----|
A|---------|
E|----4----|

Scent of magnolia     

     Bmaj       Amaj     G#maj     Amaj     G#maj (picked)
E|----7----------5----|----4----|----5----|-------------------------4---4----|
B|----7----------5----|----4----|----5----|--------------------4--------4----|
G|----8----------6----|----5----|----6----|---------------5-------------5----|
D|----9----------7----|----6----|----7----|----------6------------------6----|
A|----9----------7----|----6----|----7----|------6----------------------6----|
E|----7----------5----|----4----|----5----|--4--------------------------4----|


[Break/Solo]

Twice round     
     C#m7                  F#m7               F#m7 (B string – drop E to D#)
E|----4----|---|---|---|----2----|----|----|----2----|
B|----5----|---|---|---|----5----|----|----|----4----|
G|----4----|---|---|---|----2----|----|----|----2----|
D|----6----|---|---|---|----2----|----|----|----2----|
A|----4----|---|---|---|----4----|----|----|----4----|
E|---------|---|---|---|----2----|----|----|----2----|

then     
   C#m7        Bmaj7       Amaj7       G#maj (plucked)
E|---4---|---|---7---|---|---5---|---|-----------------------4---4---|
B|---5---|---|---7---|---|---5---|---|-------------------4-------4---|
G|---4---|---|---8---|---|---6---|---|---------------5-----------5---|
D|---6---|---|---7---|---|---5---|---|-----------6---------------6---|
A|---4---|---|---9---|---|---7---|---|-------6-------------------6---|
E|-------|---|---7---|---|---5---|---|---4-----------------------4---|

So here's the chords shown against lyric   


         F#m7         G#7                     C#m7 (G# dom7 > C#m high)
Southern trees                   bear strange fruit
         F#m7         G#7                        C#m7 (G# dom7 > C#m high)Blood on the 
leaves             and blood at the root
           F#m7          G#7                       C#m7 (G# dom7 > C#m high)Black bodies 
swinging         in the southern breeze
             F#m7          G#7                    C#m7 (G# dom7 > C#m high)
Strange fruit hanging             from the poplar trees 

         F#m7          G#7#5                       C#m7 (G# dom7 > C#m high)
Pastoral scene                      of the gallant south
            F#m7           G#7                         C#m7
The bulging eyes                       and the twisted mouth
Bmaj        Amaj              G#maj
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh
                Amaj             G#maj (picked)
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh


[Break/Solo]

C#m7            F#m7             F#m7 (drop to D#)
C#m7            F#m7             F#m7 (drop to D#)
C#m7      Bmaj7     Amaj7   G#maj (picked)

             F#m7       G#7#5                       C#m7 (G# dom7 > C#m high)
Here is your fruit                 for the crows to pluck
                F#m7        G#7                    C#m7 (G# dom7 > C#m high)
For the rain to gather,            for the wind to suck
               F#m7          G#7                       C#m7
For the sun to rot                    for the trees to drop
          Amaj        G#maj               C#m7
Here is a strange and bitter              crop

            
            
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