Cross-Eyed Mary Song Lyrics

Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull Aqualung cover art
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Who would be a poor man, a beggarman, 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.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Aqualung
  • 2 Cross-Eyed Mary
  • 3 Cheap Day Return
  • 4 Mother Goose
  • 5 Wond’ring Aloud
  • 6 Up to Me
  • 7 My God
  • 8 Hymn 43
  • 9 Slipstream
  • 10 Locomotive Breath
  • 11 Wind-Up


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 2 in album Aqualung
    release date: 1971-3-19
    popularity : 78 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Non-Music Pop
    styles: Classic Rock/Prog Rock/Acoustic/Folk
    length: 4:10
    producer: Ian Anderson and Terry Ellis
    conductor: Dee Palmer
    vocal: Ian Anderson
    engineer: John Burns
    percussion & drums: Clive Bunker
    organ & mellotron & piano: John Evan
    acoustic guitar & flute: Ian Anderson
    orchestrator: Dee Palmer
    descant recorder / soprano recorder & electric guitar: Martin Barre
    treble recorder / alto recorder & bass guitar: Jeffrey Hammond Hammond
    composer: Ian Anderson
    lyricist: Ian Anderson

    Album Information

    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin