Cross-Eyed Mary Lyrics

Jethro Tull


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson
album: Track 6 in album Aqualung
release date: 1971-3-19
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length: 4:10
conductor: Dee Palmer
engineer: John Burns
percussion: Clive Bunker
drums: Clive Bunker
electric guitar: Martin Barre
descant recorder / soprano recorder: Martin Barre
Mellotron: John Evan
organ: John Evan
piano: John Evan
bass guitar: Jeffrey Hammond Hammond
treble recorder / alto recorder: Jeffrey Hammond Hammond
flute: Ian Anderson
acoustic guitar: Ian Anderson
orchestrator: Dee Palmer
producer: Terry Ellis, Ian Anderson
vocal: Ian Anderson
composer: Ian Anderson
lyricist: Ian Anderson

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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

  • 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