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Whiter Shade Of Pale
Sting 21411
 
    
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Whiter Shade Of Pale
Sting 21411
 


ID: 16943
   Instrumental  
   Vocal  

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.stingproductions.co.uk
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Bpm 
Duration 
MediaMP3
Artist(s)

Paul Bristow
Cue Sheet

OPENER    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
*We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
I was feeling kinda seasick
But the crowd called out for more

Four ladies chain - and so it was that later
Chain them home - as the miller told his tale
Promenade - that her face, at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*She said, 'There is no reason and the truth is plain to see'
But I wandered through my playing cards
And would not let her be


*She said, 'I'm home on shore leave'
Though in truth we were at sea
So I took her by the looking glass and forced her to agree


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Four ladies chain 3/4 and the heads (sides) promenade halfway
Heads (sides) lead right and star thru
Boys walk, girls dodge - I say - single hinge
Girls you trade, and then you swing thru
Swing your girl and you promenade
Her face, at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale


TAG

You swing your girl
That her face, at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale

 
Lyrics

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A Whiter Shade Of Pale
 
 

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
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 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

She said, I'm home on shore leave
Though in truth we were at sea
So I took her by the looking glass
And forced her to agree
Saying, you must be the mermaid
Who took Neptune for a ride
But she smiled at me so sadly
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 its 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

Lyrics by Gary Brooker, Keith Reid and Matthew Fisher.
Recorded by Procol Harum.
 

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