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Procol Harum A Whiter Shade Of Pale Lyrics

Songwriters: KEITH REID, GARY BROOKER
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
And 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 they would not let her be
One of sixteen vestal virgins
Who were leaving for the coast
And although my eyes were open wide
They might have just as well 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

She said, “I’m here on a shore leave,”
Though we were miles at sea.
I pointed out this detail
And forced her to agree,
Saying, “You must be the mermaid
Who took King Neptune for a ride.”
And she smiled at me so sweetly
That my anger straightway died.

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

If music be the food of love
Then laughter is it’s queen
And likewise if behind is in front
Then dirt in truth is clean
My mouth by then like cardboard
Seemed to slip straight through my head
So we crash-dived straightway quickly
And attacked the ocean bed

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

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weiterhin...vieles noch unvollendet... aber viele nette Kommentare hier... Die Fotos stammen nun oft von der Sony Alpha7 oder vom Olympus OM-D E-M5 System, manchmal auch von der Canon S120 sowie Canon G7X (Ersatz f. RX100). Reinschauen kostet aber nix... schönen Tag noch, allerseits...:-))) von den verträumten Ufern der Eider, am NOK vor Dithmarschen/Holstein... ____________________________________________________________________ Sorry... partly still under construction... but until now there are lots of nice comments from WP followers inside... My images are taken by SONY Alpha7 (high res.) or Olympus OM-D E-M5, except some others by Canon S120 & brandnew G7X (20.9 megapixel) pocket shooter... feel free, come in and look inside...you are invited... ...from dreamy banks of river Eider - near kiel canal...northern germany have a good week, everyone, elsewhere...:-)))

2 comments

  • Dear Elizabeth, am really pleased to read your reply…but plzzz do me a favor, not listing me to award lists….itś too difficult for me to understand all these rules…, I like to stay backstage…and listen…
    THX – werner

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