A Whiter Shade of Pale
Procol Harum Lyrics


We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
I was feeling kinda 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
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

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Written by: Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher

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odile Bams

Paroles :

We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
I was feeling kinda 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
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



Buddy Austin

So let’s do a little math here.

YouTube says you posted your comment “2 months ago”.

As of 16 Oct 22, that number is 81,621,245.

We’ll be conservative and say it’s almost 3 months (I don’t know exactly when YouTube trips over to another month).

So we’re talking about 3,013,313 views in 3 months. That’s 1,004,438 per month. Or 33,481 views per day.

That’s 1,395 per hour.

24 views every minute, every day since you posted.

Someone clicks on this song every other second of every day.

And it’s a tragedy it’s not more.

This song - and this version in particular - is one of the most beautiful, powerful, amazing pieces of music ever recorded.

RIP, Gary. You will live forever.



pascal mayer

We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
I was feeling kinda 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
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



All comments from YouTube:

Mark Guy

Me a 67 year old man, 2:46 am. Can't sleep looking at my beautiful wife she’s been battling breast cancer. I broke down, tears came flooding to my eyes. You see this is our song. 43 years with my soulmate.

Janice Chroman

So sad you are going though this with your wife . Heartbreaking. I totally understand.

Ilan Paleiov

be strong and keep singing

marcelo medina

Sr god bless you and yours wife

Rick Nicklin

Sorry to hear about your wife, praying for you!

Robert Battersea

I have never met you, but it does not stop me feeling for you !I first heard this song on Radio Luxembourg one night and it was obvious it was going to sale to number ! I sincerely hope that the tears you shed will wash away the dreaded disease, because as humans, we must have some emotional plus affect on our soulmates.

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Kim Allen

One of the most beautiful songs ever written

gary jenkins

I am 70 and every time I hear this song it always brings a tear to my eyes. This is one of my favorite songs of all time!

Ursula David

Ditto

Stephen Lovering

Me too Gary

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