Billie Holiday [Eleanor Fagan]

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  • ''Mama may have, papa may have,
    But God bless the child that's got his own!''
    Billie Holiday [Eleanor Fagan] (1915-1959), U.S. blues singer. God Bless the Child (song), written in collaboration with Arthur Herzog Jr. (1941).
  • ''Southern trees bear a strange fruit
    Blood on the leaf and blood at the root
    Black bodies swingin' in the southern breeze
    Strange fruit hangin' in the poplar trees.''
    Billie Holiday [Eleanor Fagan] (1915-1959), U.S. blues singer. Strange Fruit (song) (1939). Anti-lynching poem written by Lewis Allen, set to musi...
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