A Whiter Shade of Pale

Procol Harum

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Intro: | C Em/B | Am C/G | F F/E | Dm Dm/C | G G/F | Em G7/D | C F | G G7 |

C   Em/B                 Am     C/G
 We skipped the light fandango
F       F/E                   Dm    Dm/C
 turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
G      G/F           Em      G7/D
 I was feeling kinda seasick
C        Em/B           Am         C/G
 but the crowd called out for more
F    F/E              Dm     Dm/C
 The room was humming harder
G       G/F           Em    G7/D
 as the ceiling flew away
C        Em/B            Am        C/G
 When we called out for another drink
F    F/E              Dm
 the waiter brought a tray
G         C  Em/B      Am    C/G
And so it was    that later
F       F/E             Dm  Dm/C
 as the miller told his tale
G         G/F                 Em    G7/D
 that her face, at first just ghostly,
         C    F          C    G7
turned a whiter shade of pale

| C Em/B | Am C/G | F F/E | Dm Dm/C | G G/F | Em G7/D | C F | G G7 |

C    Em/B                 Am     C/G
 She said, 'There is no reason
F        F/E                Dm    Dm/C
 and the truth is plain to see.'
G      G/F                   Em      G7/D
 But I wandered through my playing cards
C    Em/B               Am      C/G
 and would not let her be
F        F/E            Dm     Dm/C
 one of sixteen vestal virgins
G         G/F              Em    G7/D
 who were leaving for the coast
C      Em/B         Am        C/G
 and although my eyes were open
F          F/E                    Dm
 they might just as well have been closed
G         C  Em/B      Am    C/G
And so it was    that later
F       F/E             Dm  Dm/C
 as the miller told his tale
G         G/F                 Em    G7/D
 that her face, at first just ghostly,
         C    F          C    G7
turned a whiter shade of pale

| C Em/B | Am C/G | F F/E | Dm Dm/C | G G/F | Em G7/D | C F |

G         C  Em/B      Am    C/G
And so it was that later
F       F/E             Dm  Dm/C
as the miller told his tale          (fade out)