Fishko Files Edit this Published in Fishko Files Strange Fruit Listen 7 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/62318/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend In the late '30's, a short, simple song both horrified and fascinated those who heard it. A new book shows there's still controversy and painful history surrounding the song and its story.