A Whiter Shade of Pale Lyrics

Percy Sledge


publisher: ©T.R.O. INC.
writers: Gary Brooker, Keith Reid
album: Track in album Most Famous Hits, Volume 2: The Album
release date: 2004
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
length: 3:41
lyricist: Keith Reid
composer: Matthew Fisher, Gary Brooker
We skipped the light fandango
And turned cartwheels across the floor
I was feeling kind of seasick
The crowd called out for more
The room was humming harder
As the ceiling flew away
When we called out for another drink
The waiter brought a tray

And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale

She said there is no reason
And the truth is plain to see
But I wandered through my playing cards
Would not let her be
One of sixteen vestal virgins
Who were leaving for the coast
At the moment my eyes were open
They might just as well have been closed

And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale



Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 My Special Prayer
  • 2 Try a Little Tenderness
  • 3 I've Been Loving You Too Long
  • 4 Warm and Tender Love
  • 5 Bring It on Home to Me
  • 6 Behind Closed Doors
  • 7 Tell It Like It Is
  • 8 Sunshine
  • 9 A Whiter Shade of Pale
  • 10 I'll Be Your Everything
  • 11 Hard to Be Friends
  • 12 Love Among People
  • 13 Baby Help Me
    CD 2
  • 1 Sudden Stop
  • 2 Making Love - The Dark End of the Street
  • 3 My Adorable One
  • 4 You're All Around Me
  • 5 Today I Started Loving You Again
  • 6 She Thinks I Still Care
  • 7 He'll Have to Go
  • 8 You're Gonna Love Yourself in the Morning
  • 9 Hey Good Looking
  • 10 Kiss an Angel Good Morning
  • 11 I Still Miss Someone
  • 12 For the Good Times
  • 13 Keep the Fire Burning