A Whiter Shade of Pale

Joe Cocker


publisher: ©T.R.O. INC.
writers: Gary Brooker, Keith Reid
album: Track 4 in album Luxury You Can Afford
release date: 1978-8
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Pop Rock/Soul
length: 5:26
lyricist: Keith Reid
composer: Matthew Fisher, Gary Brooker

Album Information

label: Asylum Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Joe Cocker Luxury You Can Afford cover art


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We skipped the light fandango
I was feeling kinda seasick

As the ceiling flew away
The waiter brought a tray
And so it was that later
That her face, at first just ghostly,

And the truth is plain to see.'
And would not let her be
One of sixteen vestal virgins
And although my eyes were open

Though in truth we were at sea
And forced her to agree
Saying, 'You must be the mermaid
But she smiled at me so sadly

Then laughter is its queen
Then dirt in truth is clean
My mouth by then like cardboard
So we crash-dived straightway quickly


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Fun Time
  • 2 Watching the River Flow
  • 3 Boogie Baby
  • 4 A Whiter Shade of Pale
  • 5 I Can't Say No
  • 6 Southern Lady
  • 7 I Know (You Don't Want Me No More)
  • 8 What You Did to Me Last Night
  • 9 Lady Put the Light Out
  • 10 Wasted Years
  • 11 I Heard It Through the Grapevine