A Note For Haven

Come, and trip it as ye go

On the light
fantastick toe,

And in thy right hand lead with thee,

The Mountain Nymph, sweet Liberty.

L'Allegro, John Milton, 1632

We skipped the light fandango,

Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor

I was feeling kinda seasick

But the crowd called out for more.

Whiter Shade of Pale, Procol Harum, 1967

So, Haven, Milton came first. There's an entire page dedicated to the question here. Apparently it's not the first time to subject has come up. And anyway, the expression was popular during the roaring twenties, and can even be found in novels of the period, so it couldn't be Procol Harum.

Now back to your regularly scheduled program.