A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Procol Harum

 F-133211
 F/- 033211
Dm - xx0231
Dm/C - x30231
G - 320003
G/F - 1x000x
Em - 022000
G7/D - xx0001
F/G - 3x3211
G7 - 320001

Intro.

 4b/b
                                     
 CEm/BAmC/GFF/EDmDm/CGG/FEmG7/DCFG
                                        
Verse 1 (same for Verse 2, verse 2 lyrics at bottom)

 CEm/BAmC/G
 We skipped the light fandango 
 FF/EDmDm/C
 turned cartwheels 'cross the floor 
 GG/FEmG7/D
 I was feeling kinda seasick  
 CEm/BAmC/G
 but the crowd called out for more  
 FF/EDmDm/C
 The room was humming harder 
 GG/FEmG7/D
 as the ceiling flew away   
 CEm/BAmC/G
 When we called out for another drink
 FF/EDm
 the waiter brought a tray

Chorus

 GCEm/BAmC/G
 And so it was,___ that later,____
 FF/EDmDm/C
 as the miller told his tale 
 GG/FEmG7/D
 that her face, at first just ghostly, 
 CFCG7
turned a whiter shade of pale 

Instrumental - Same as Intro

Verse 2

 CEm/BAmC/G
 She said, 'There is no reason 
 FF/EDmDm/C
 and the truth is plain to see.' 
 GG/FEmG7/D
 But I wandered through my playing cards 
 CEm/BAmC/G
 and would not let her be 
 FF/EDmDm/C
 one of sixteen vestal virgins 
 GG/FEmG7/D
 who were leaving for the coast 
 CEm/BAmC/G
 and although my eyes were open 
 FF/EDm
 they might have just as well've been closed

 GCEm/BAmC/G
 And so it was,___ that later,____
 FF/EDmDm/C
 as the miller told his tale 
 GG/FEmG7/D
 that her face, at first just ghostly, 
 CFCG7
turned a whiter shade of pale 

 CEm/BAmC/G
 She said, "I'm here on a shore leave," 
 FF/EDmDm/C
 Though we were miles at sea. 
 GG/FEmG7/D
 I pointed out this detail  
 CEm/BAmC/G
 And forced her to agree, 
 FF/EDmDm/C
 Saying, "You must be the  mermaid 
 GG/FEmG7/D
 Who took King Neptune for a ride." 
 CEm/BAmC/G
 And she smiled at me so sweetly 
 FF/EDm
 That my anger straightway  died.

 GCEm/BAmC/G
 And so it was,___ that later,____
 FF/EDmDm/C
 as the miller told his tale 
 GG/FEmG7/D
 that her face, at first just ghostly, 
 CFCG7
turned a whiter shade of pale 

 CEm/BAmC/G
 If music be the food of love 
 FF/EDmDm/C
 Then laughter is it's  queen 
 GG/FEmG7/D
 And likewise if behind is in front 
 CEm/BAmC/G
 Then dirt in truth is  clean 
 FF/EDmDm/C
 My mouth by then like  cardboard 
 GG/FEmG7/D
 Seemed to slip straight through my head 
 CEm/BAmC/G
 So we crash-dived straightway quickly 
 FF/EDm
 And attacked the ocean bed

 GCEm/BAmC/G
 And so it was,___ that later,____
 FF/EDmDm/C
 as the miller told his tale 
 GG/FEmG7/D
 that her face, at first just ghostly, 
 CFCG7
turned a whiter shade of pale 

Instrumental 2 (same as intro)

 4b/b
                                     
 CEm/BAmC/GFF/EDmDm/CGG/FEmG7/DCFG
                                        



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