A Whiter Shade Of Pale Procol Harem After hearing this song again recently, I have to ask: what's it about? Any Keith Reid fans here? Who were the 16 vestal virgins and why were they leaving for the coast? Who was the miller and what was his tale? Who was 'wandering through my playing cards' and what's the significance? Am I missing something? Love the song, but hey Alfie, what IS it all about?