10/03/2012

"Whiter Shade of Pale" - Procol Harum (1967 & 2006)



Quase 40 anos separam as duas versões do "top-hit" dos Procol Harum, segundo a Wikipedia a música mais tocada no Reino Unido nos últimos 75 anos, com mais de 1000 versões "cover" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Whiter_Shade_of_Pale)



Espantoso o vocalista Gary Brooker, quem não gostaria de conservar a voz assim?


"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."

3 comentários:

Maria disse...

Que maravilha! E que espanto, passados 40 anos... que voz!

rui mota disse...

Bons dias, os de 1967...

Susie disse...

Cresci a ouvir música que não era do meu tempo, e este é um dos temas que ficaram gravados para sempre no meu coração...