The first reply up above seems to have presented a fairly cogent interpretation. As the ceiling flew away Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale at Discogs. please,could you explain me the "And yet....punch-line" more simply,cause i'm not English and i've read it already at the website but i don't understand so well.Oh and do you know where elsewhere can i find meanings of songs where the composer of the lyrics talks about its meaning? That her face at first just ghostly When we called out for another drink. The 45 is in MINT MINUS condition! Shortly before end of year, I managed to finalize a cover version of this great 60s hit from the British Progressive Rock / Blues Rock / Psychedelic Rock - Band Procol Harum. Don’t have an account? Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale - Amazon.com Music ... Good music but I didn't understand the lyrics. "And she smiled at me so sweetly That my anger straightway died. Though in truth we were at sea It does sound like acid, and playing a gig on it. "A Whiter Shade of Pale" married classical and rock music, and was a key building block of progressive rock, even though it was very much a psychedelic keystone as well. Which came first, this post or the identical one on Wikipedia? Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. In June 1967, Procol Harum went to number 1 on the UK singles chart with a song that over 40 years later would be named the most-played record of the past 70 years (with more than 900 known recorded versions by other artists). As the miller told his tale The hit reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on June 8th, 1967 and remained there for six whole weeks! Then dirt in truth is clean Makes a lot of sense. I had no idea that this beautiful song was about the Titanic, and of all the lyrics, the only one I understood was the "fandango" line, the only one you didn't! A Whiter Shade Of Pale chords by Procol Harum. All the key players are interviewed and celebrity fans come in the shape of Jimmy Page and Pete Brown (of Cream) alongside an exclusive … This is a 45 by PROCOL HARUM with the songs A WHITER SHADE OF PALE and CONQUISTADOR. I like your interpretation. Procol Harum Lyrics. Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. Turned a whiter shade of pale Find clues for Procol Harum hit, A Whiter Shade … View official tab. [Chorus] [Verse 1] Procol Harum's debut album is amazingly engaging, considering that it was rushed out to capitalize on the hit title track. I suppose it seems like a decadent scene I’m describing. Learn to play guitar by chord / tabs using chord diagrams, transpose the key, watch video lessons and much more. She said, 'I'm home on shore leave,' Difficulty: intermediate. [Verse 2] I wasn’t trying to be mysterious with those images, I was trying to be evocative. 2 tracks (7:06). A Whiter Shade Of Pale from 1967 (!!!) 326,146 views, added to favorites 7,472 times. "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" was one of about 15 songs that he wrote for their first album. INC., Onward Music Limited. One of the anthems of the 1967 Summer of Love, it is one of the best selling singles in history, having sold more tha… Saying, 'You must be the mermaid But she smiled at me so sadly The third verse has been heard in live performances by Procol Harum, and more seldom also the fourth. And so it was that later … Turned a whiter shade of pale. That her face at first just ghostly Went and re-read "The Miller's Tale" in "The Canterbury Tales" and got the feeling that the song might simple be a retelling of The Miller's Tale from the point of view of the character Nicholas, and possibly tinged with a little psychedelic haze? I was feeling kinda seasick. Listen free to Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale (A Whiter Shade of Pale, Lime Street Blues). It is often used in a humorous vein." That her face at first just ghostly Yes, you are mishearing; these are the lyrics. "A Whiter Shade of Pale" was the debut single by the British rock band … As the miller told his tale I was feeling kinda seasick And forced her to agree It goes on to actually cite Procol Harum's 1967 hit song, "Whiter Shade of Pale", that this phrase is typically attributed to Milton's poem in a modernist perspective. "A Whiter Shade of Pale" is the debut song by the British band Procol Harum, released 12 May 1967. [Chorus] She Wandered Through The Garden Fence Lyrics. What can be said about A Whiter Shade Of Pale? Do we need to annotate the word “annotation” for you? “I’d been working on a musical idea, which until then had been purely instrumental, when I opened the post and A Whiter Shade Of Pale … Lyrics submitted by The material was all already written (before the hit, in fact), but the group recorded the … One of sixteen vestal virgins A WHITER SHADE OF PALE +4 (CD) by PROCOL HARUM is in stock now. I don't agree that it doesn't make sense, though. My mouth by then like cardboard [Verse 4] The single reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 8 June 1967, and stayed there for six weeks. The British progressive rock band Procol Harum was most popular in the late 60’s, especially when the band released its hit song ““A Whiter Shade of Pale” on May 12th, 1967. [Chorus] Non-lyrical content copyright 1999-2020 SongMeanings, Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display. A Whiter Shade of Pale: Procol Harum [Formated to fit on one page lead sheet - just double column the last part]] [INTRO] / C Em Am C / F Am Dm F / G G7 Em G7 / C F G G7 / C Em Am C We skipped the light fandango F Am Dm F Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor G G7 Em G7 I was feeling kind of seasick C Em Am C … We have an official A Whiter Shade Of Pale tab made by UG professional guitarists. And likewise if behind is in front It was influenced by books, not drugs. And so it was that later Whiter Shade Of Pale Chords by Procol Harum. She said, there is no reason The room was humming harder. The Collection von Procol Harum; Live at the Union Chapel von Procol Harum; All This and More… von Procol Harum 30th Anniversary Anthology von Procol Harum; A & B: The Singles von Procol Harum; A Whiter Shade of Pale von Procol Harum; Milestones von Procol Harum; The Early Years von Procol Harum; Golden Times: The Best of Procol Harum von Procol Harum… I pointed out this detail And forced her to agree, Saying, "You must be the mermaid Who took King Neptune for a ride. Tuning: E A D G B E. Author Babbm [a] 61. I was feeling kinda seasick. And attacked the ocean bed We skipped the light fandango A very early newspaper article plugging A Whiter Shade of Pale AWSoP gets its first BBC airing About the first AWSoP film Front page of Disc and Music Echo, June 1967 A misprint on the US 45 rpm AWSoP AWSoP offered on acetate to Love Affair in early 1967 Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade of Pale in the UK singles charts 30 years of … The track doesn't appear on the UK version of the album, but was included on the US issue. And the truth is plain to see as the ceiling flew away. Seemed to slip straight through my head Procol Harum sang this live in 2006, and the video is available on YouTube. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of A Whiter Shade Of Pale on Discogs. Reid formed Procol Harum in 1967 with Gary Brooker, becoming an official member even though he didn't sing or play any instruments. Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor. [Intro] [Verse 1] We skipped the light fandango. The song, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”. The single is A Whiter Shade Of Pale, the debut release from Procol Harum that not only topped the UK charts for six weeks, but also made it to Number Five in America. The principal hook of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" -- which, after all, was a huge pop hit, hitting #1 in the UK and #5 in the US -- is its cathedral-toned organ riff, … Without much promotion, it reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. They might have just as well've been closed It was released in September 1967 by record label Deram in the US, following their breakthrough and immensely popular single " A Whiter Shade of Pale ". And so it was that later Turned a whiter shade of pale The room was humming harder I bought this for the song "A Whiter Shade of Pale", but I found that there were many more songs that caught my ear. He overheard someone at the party saying to a woman, "You've turned a whiter shade of pale," and the phrase stuck in his mind. And so it was that later I understand that when John Lennon heard it he played it constantly and he was just as captivated as the rest of the rock world by the Bach inspired song. As the miller told his tale Says Reid: "We were really excited about it and liked it a lot. It’s “As the miller told his tale” – the annotation is here. This album is essential for just 3 tracks, A Whiter Shade Of Pale, Conquistador & Homburg. Although I was at first tempted to believe your theory about the Titanic, listening to the song I clearly hear him say "miller", "she", "vestal". 2 contributors total, last edit on Dec 28, 2018. Without much promotion, it reached #5 on the US charts, as well. That my anger straightway died It’s super easy, we promise! "A Whiter Shade of Pale" is the debut single by the British rock band Procol Harum, released 12 May 1967. The songs a Whiter Shade of Pale seems to have experienced any decadence, then submit lyrics, and a... 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