"Cross-Eyed Mary (Jethro Tull cover)" as written by and Ian Anderson....
Who would be a poor man, a beggar-man, a thief
If he had a rich man in his hand
And who would steal the candy
From a laughing baby's mouth
If he could take it from the money man
Cross-eyed Mary goes jumping in again
She signs no contract but she always plays the game
She dines in Hampstead village on expense accounted gruel
And the jack-knife barber, drops her off at school

Laughing in the playground gets no kicks from little boys
Would rather make it with a letching grey
Or maybe her attention is drawn by Aqualung
Who watches through the railings as they play
Cross-eyed Mary finds it hard to get along
She's a poor man's rich girl and she'll do it for a song
She's the rich man stealer but her favour's good and strong
She's the Robin Hood of Highgate, helps the poor man get along

Laughing in the playground gets no kicks from little boys
Would rather make it with a letching grey
Or maybe her attention is drawn by Aqualung
Who watches through the railings as they play
Cross-eyed Mary goes jumping in again
She signs no contract but she always plays the game
She dines in Hampstead village on expense accounted gruel
And the jack-knife barber, drops her off at school

Cross-eyed Mary

Oh Mary


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"Cross-Eyed Mary" as written by Ian Anderson

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    General Commentcross eyed mary

    cross eyed as in blinded by an idolatrous literalist interpretation of christ and the cross

    always reminds me of the catholic church for some reason

    kribhususon June 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits an excelent cover of a jethro tull song from the album aqualung maidens version is a b side for the trooper
    trooperkevon April 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMy question is, did they have the flute intro, arguably the best part of the excellent original.
    inpraiseoffollyon October 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the intro with the guitar.
    Fliboon February 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCross-Eyed Mary is a Jethro Tull song from the album Aqualung (1971). Cross-eyed Mary is a young prostitute.
    dw53on December 06, 2009   Link

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