Joe Cocker - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" - Live 1980
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Joe Cocker - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" - Live 1980




Composers : Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher

Recorded Live at Metropol, Berlin, Germany 31 October 1980



The Band :


Lead Guitar - Cliff Goodwin

Bass - Howard Hersh

Keyboards - Larry Marshall

Piano,Arranger - Mitch Chakour

Drums - B.J. Wilson

Vocals - Maxine Greene

Vocals - Ann Lang

Vocals - D.E. Washburne




Lyrics


We skipped the light fandango

Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor

I was feeling kinda seasick

But 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."

As 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 just as well been closed


And so it was that later

As the miller told his tale

Her face, at first just ghostly,

Turned a whiter shade of pale


Guitar Solo


And so it was that later

As the miller told his tale

That her face, at first was ghostly,

Turned a whiter shade of pale





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