"A Whiter Shade Of Pale" as written by and Gary Brooker Keith Reid....
We skipped the light Fandango
Turned cartwheels ´cross 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 paleShe said there is no reason

And the truth is plain to see
But I wandered through my playing cards
And I would not let her be
One of the sixteen vestal virgins

Who were leaving for the coast
And although my eyes were open
They might just as well´ve been closedAnd so it was that later
As the Miller told his tale

That her face, at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale


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"A Whiter Shade of Pale" as written by Keith Reid Gary Brooker

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    General CommentLove this song beyond belief.... At least the ATB Remix. Great song, and it has meaning to it.
    living_a_lieon May 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI've listened to both original and cover versions, they're all great. good song & magnificent voice
    wildroseson October 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've always like this song but I don't quite get what it means. I love Sarah's videoclip of this song.
    kryptoncolomoon January 11, 2010   Link

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