A Whiter Shade of Pale Lyrics

Procol Harum


publisher: ©T.R.O. INC.
writers: Gary Brooker, Keith Reid
album: Track 1 in album A Whiter Shade of Pale
release date: 1972
popularity : 30 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Stage & Screen
styles: Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:03
producer: Matthew Fisher and Denny Cordell
lyricist: Keith Reid
composer: Matthew Fisher, Gary Brooker

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We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
I was feeling kinda seasick
But 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
And would not let her be
One of sixteen vestal virgins
Who were leaving for the coast
And although my eyes were open
They might have just as well've 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

And so it was that later


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 A Whiter Shade of Pale
  • 2 Conquistador
  • 3 She Wandered through the Garden Fence
  • 4 Something Following Me
  • 5 Mabel
  • 6 Cerdes (Outside the Gates Of)
  • 7 A Christmas Camel
  • 8 Kaleidoscope
  • 9 Salad Days (Are Here Again)
  • 10 Good Captain Clack
  • 11 Repent Walpurgis