In southern seas float strange fish
Waters run red, though they had a wish
Drowned bodies floating in the southern seas
Strange fish drifting in the summer breeze .
Nautical scene of the countless tear
The twisted mouth and the vacant stare
Scent of the oceans, shore-line sea-weed
Then the sudden smell of death and greed
Here are fish for the gulls to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the waves to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop
“Strange Fruit” is originally written by Abel Meeropol (= Lewis Allan) and sung by a.o. Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. Singer-songwriter Petra de Winter wrote this adaption of the lyrics, together with Richard Underscore. Lyrics-advice by Catself. Sometimes we play this song live or on a livestream concert. The music video underneath is recorded by René ten Cate, Nicko Christiansen, Petra and Marcel van Ling though.