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A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Song Author Gary Brooker Lyrics by: Keith Reid Performer: Procul Harum Submitted by: Anonymous
[D]    [F#m]    [Bm]    [D]    [G]    [Bm]    [Em]    [Em7]    
[A]    [A7]    [F#m]    [A]    [D]    [Em7]    [A]    [A7]    
[D]We skipped the [F#m]light fan[Bm]dango[D]    
[G]And turned cartwheels [Bm]across [Em]the floor[Em7]    
[A]I was [A7]feeling kind of [F#m]seasick[A]    
[D]But the [F#m]crowd called out [Bm]for more[D/A]    
[G]The [Bm]room was humming [Em]harder[Em7]    
[A]As the [A7]ceiling flew [F#m]away     [A/E]    
[D]When we [F#m]called out for [Bm]another [D/A]drink, [G]    
The [Bm]waiter brought [Em7]a tray[A7]    

And so [D]it was[F#m] that [Bm]later [D/A]    
[G]As the [Bm]miller told hi[Em]s tale[Em7]    
[A]That her [A7]face at first just [F#m]ghostly[A/E]    
Turned [D]a whit[G]er shade of [D]pale[A7]    

[D]She said "[F#m]There is no [Bm]reason[D]    
[G]And the truth[Bm] is plain [Em]to see," [Em7]    
[A]But I [A7]wandered through my [F#m]playing [A]cards
[D]And [F#m]would not[Bm] let her be[D/A]    
[G]One [Bm]of sixteen vestal [Em]virgins[Em7]    
[A]Who were[A7] leaving for the [F#m]coast [A/E]    
[D]And alt[F#m]hough my eyes [Bm]were [D/A]open     [G]    
They [Bm]might just as well have [Em7]been closed[A7]    

And so [D]it was[F#m] that [Bm]later [D/A]    
[G]As the [Bm]miller told hi[Em]s tale[Em7]    
[A]That her [A7]face at first just [F#m]ghostly[A/E]    
Turned [D]a whit[G]er shade of [D]pale[A7]    



We skipped the light fandango
And turned cartwheels across the floor
I was feeling kind of 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 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

Chords

  • D
  • F#m
  • Bm
  • G
  • Em
  • Em7
  • A
  • A7
  • D/A
  • A/E

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