Procol Harum

the Pale

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                      (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid)

[Note: this is the arrangement from the first album, not the remake with
 the Edmonton Symphony.]

Verse 1:

        distorted guitar, doubled with bass:

                  Gm                C7             F               F7/Eb
         v   v     v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
               * guitar plays higher line on 2nd repeat of each verse

               Conquistador your stallion stands       in need of company

        Gm                        C7
           And like some angel's haloed brow
        F               F7/Eb
          You reek of purity
                    G             Cm
        I see your armor plated breast
             F                   Gm
        Has long since lost its sheen
            G                   Cm
        And in your death mask face
                       F                 Gm
        There are no signs which can be seen


                      Gm       Eb7
        And though I hoped for     something to find
                Gm     Eb7                  Gm
        I could see no     place to unwind

Verse 2:

        Conquistador a vulture sits, upon your silver sheath
        And in your rusty scabbard now, the sand has taken seed
        And though your jewel-encrusted blade
        Has not been plundered still
        The sea has washed across your face
        And taken of its fill

[repeat chorus]

Verse 3:

        Conquistador there is no time, I must pay my respect
        And though I came to jeer at you
        I leave now with regret
        And as the gloom begins to fall
        I see there is no, only all
        Though you came with sword held high
        You did not conquer, only die

[repeat chorus, 2X]

organ solo:

        Gm      Eb7       [4X]
        / / / /  / / / /

[repeat chorus; end cold on Gm]

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers[repeat chorus; end cold on Gm] -- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers