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Please stop commenting about it being 'written by' Johann Sebastian Bach. I tried to find similarities with "Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe" (BWV 156), "Sleepers, Wake!", "Air on G String", "O Mensch bewein dein' Sünde groß" (BWV 622) from Bach, but honestly: None of them warrant the claim that it's 'stolen' from any of them. It's quite a stretch to find similarities, even, with chord-schemes, bass-lines, and the two or three tone-sequences that match with aforementioned pieces by Bach; You could then say the same about ALL hit-singles. To claim it borrows ideas from "When a Man Loves a Woman" (Percy Sledge) is like saying every pop-song in C-minor borrows ideas from songs with the same tempo. This composition stands tall on its own, every song is *inspired* by those from other composers, you don't need to brag about your miracle discovery; It's just not true.
Original 16mm Scopitone conversion, from the 'summer of love' 1967 hit record, remuxed and refurbished in 2006 (I should re-upload in higher quality, I know, I will when I find the time to search my harddisks and stuff..). Fixed audio-sync as well. Sound engineer of this famous mono mix was Keith Grant. Vocals and piano played by Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher played the Hammond organ, and these original lyrics were written by Keith Reid;
We skipped the light fandango turned cartwheels 'cross the floor I was feeling kinda' seasick 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 a mirror told its 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 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'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..
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