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A Whiter Shade Of Pale chords

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This is different from most of the other renditions in that I have changed and added a lot more chords for a fuller presentation). Listen to the MP4 enclosed, it is actually quite easy to play. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtzRRwfOXus

(Intro):              C   Em             Am,   C          F            Am       Dm      F,   
(1st two lines):     G         G7    Em,    G7     C    Em        Am      C.        Em.....

(Verse 1):
C   Em                  Am     C        F           Am        Dm      F 
We skipped the light fandango,   turned cartwheels 'cross the floor, 
G             G7      Em       G7  C       Em           Am      C      Em
I was feeling kind of seasick,     but the crowd called out for more. 
    F        Am      Dm      F  G7     G       G7    G     G7 
The room was humming harder,    as the ceiling flew away, 
Em      G               Em   Am    Em     C  G   Dm     C         Am    G7 
When we called out, for an – other drink,    the waiter brought a tray. 

(Chorus):
Em     G7 Am   C  CM       C      G         Dm     C        Am7   C    G7
And so it wa - as    that  later,    as the miller told his tale, 
         C       G7             Am   G7           C      Am  C         Em   C    
That her face at first just ghostly,     turned a whiter     shade of  pa - ale. 

(Interlude):      (Play Intro): 

(Verse 2):
Em                Dm    C    G7         C        Am       C   Am   G7 
She said there is no reason,    and the truth is plain to see…ee 
Am    G7                Am     Am7  G      Am  Em        Dm  C       Em   Dm  C
But I wandered  through my playing  cards,     and would not let her be; 
       Dm      Am     C   Dm   F  G7  Am        G7              Dm G7   Am  G7
One of sixteen vestal vir-gins,       who were  leaving for the co-ast, 
Em    Am        Em        G Am   C             Dm         C            Am       G7 
And although my eyes were o-pen,    they might just as we-ll have been closed. 
    
(Chorus):
Em     G7 Am C  CM       C      G         Dm     C        Am7   C    G7
And so it wa-as,   that  later,    as the miller told his tale, 
         C             G7        Am  G7  Am       C       Am  C         Em   C       
That her face at first just ghostly,     turned a whiter      shade of  pa - ale.

(Verse 3):
Em             Dm      C             G7           C             Am C  Am      G7 
She said, 'I'm home on shore leave,     though in truth we were at se-ea,
Am   G7          Am      Am7  G      Am  Em         Dm   C    Em   Dm  C
So I took her by the looking  glass,     and forced her  to  agree.
         Dm        Am     C  Dm    F  G7  Am       G7            Dm   G7     Am  G7
Saying, 'You  must be the mermaid,        who took Neptune for a ri - de,
Em      Am        Em    G   Am   C          Dm                C     Am   G7 
But she smiled at me so sad-ly,     that my anger straightway died.
 
(Chorus):
Em     G7 Am    C  CM       C       G         Dm     C        Am7   C    G7
And so it wa - as      that later,     as the miller told his tale, 
          C      G7              Am  G7           C      Am   C        Em   C    
That her face at first just ghostly,     turned a whiter      shade of pa - ale. 

(Verse 4):
Em              Dm      C      G7     C           Am   C    Am    G7 
If music be the food of love,     and laughter is its  que..en,
Am      G7        Am      Am7  G     Am  Em   Dm      C        Em     Dm  C
And likewise if behind is in   front,    then dirt in truth is clean.
   Dm       Am        C   Dm     F  G7  Am        G7            Dm         G7     Am  G7
My mouth by then like cardboard,        seemed to slip straight through my head,
Em    Am          Em      G    Am       C        Dm          C     Am      G7 
So we crash-dived straightway quickly,      and attacked the ocean bed.  

(Chorus):
Em     G7 Am    C   CM7        C       G         Dm     C        Am7   C    G7
And so it wa -  as        that later,     as the miller told his tale, 
         C       G7              Am  G7          C       Am   C         Em   C    
That her face at first just ghostly,    turned a whiter       shade of  pa - ale. 

(Interlude):     (Play Intro):          
                
(Chorus):
Em     G7 Am    C   CM7       C       G         Dm     C        Am7   C    G7
And so it wa -  as      that  later,     as the miller told his tale, 
         C       G7              Am  G7          C       Am   C         Em   C    
That her face at first just ghostly,    turned a whiter       shade of  pa - ale. 


(Outro):          (Play Intro):  

(End with):    F   Em   F   Dm      Em            Dm                 C

            
            
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delb0y1967 3,614 Nov 01, 2015 02:54 AM

Very nicely done my friend, a pleasure to play through. 5 STARS !
All the very best,
Del

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mvmystique 2,235 Nov 01, 2015 05:16 AM

Thank you for the kind words, Del; it was a pleasure doing this song.

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