I like this live version from 2006 Denmark even more: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2mw3c5I've heard the song about 50 times and still don't know what it's about.
Thanks for stopping by Dr. Parker,I just found this explanation from Keith Reid the lyricist.http://www.procolharum.com/awsop_lawsuit-58-uncut_krkr.htmIt seems there are a lot of different views of what the song is about but that is straight from the guy that wrote it.
That song is largely an organ piece - or at least that's what the organist Matthew Fisher and a judge say. In 2009 Fisher sued for a piece of the royalties for the song and won. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/5941449/Procul-Harum-organist-Matthew-Fisher-wins-share-of-A-Whiter-Shade-of-Pale-royalties.html
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