Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Chaucer and Procol Harem

Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Washington State University

MEDIEVAL STUDIES AND PROCOL HAREM


A WHITER SHADE OF PALE

We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels ‘cross the floor
I was feeling kind of 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.

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