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Whiter Shade of Pale

    
C                         Am
   We skipped the light fandango    <--- verse I
   She said "There is no  reason,   <--- verse II

F                                  Dm
  And turned cartwheels across the floor
  And the truth is plain to        see,"

G                          Em      G7
  I was feeling kind of    seasick
  But I wandered through my playing cards

C                              Am   Em
  But the crowd called out for more
  And would not let her        be

F                       Dm
  The room was humming  harder
  One of sixteen vestal virgins

G                          Em   G7
  As the ceiling flew a-   way
  Who were leaving for the coast

C                           Am     Em
  When we called out for a- nother drink
  And although my eyes were o-     pen

F                                 Dm
  The waiter brought a            tray
They might just as well have been closed


Chorus

G13       C6  Cmaj7      Am    C
And so it was      that  later

F                        Dm
  As the miller told his tale

G                             Em
  That her face at first just ghostly

G7         C      F          C     G7  C (second time)
  Turned a whiter   shade of pale


macon@gallifry.Berkeley.EDU (Glen Macon) writes:
Title:                          WHITER SHADE OF PALE            (Procal Harum)

Some corrections to the chords. I'm writing this from my head so these may be
a bit off, too, but certainly closer. My chart says it's in C but I think I
never did actually check it, so I'll stay in G.

                G  F#               Em        D
                G  D/F#                Em     Em7/D
                We skipped the last fandango
                C      Bm                     Am     G
                C      G/B                    Am     Am7/G
                Turned cart-wheels `cross the floor
                D     C               Bm      Am
                D     D7/C            Bm7     D7/A
                I was feeling kind of sea-sick

and so on

                D         G    F#      Em       D
                D13       G    D/F#    Em      Em7/D
        CHORUS: And so we watched, and later
as in the verse except for the ending which was OK:
                       G      C        G     D
                Turn a whiter shade of pale