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Jethro Tull

Cross-Eyed Mary (4:09)

This was written by Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson, who has described the character Mary a "child prostitute." She lives a wretched existence offering her services to the dregs of humanity. The character "Aqualung" has a cameo in this song, presumably as one of Mary's cutomers. The "jack knife barber" is a man who performs abortions.

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Who would be a poor man
A beggar man, a thief
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And who would steal the candy

Jethro Tull - Cross-Eyed Mary Lyrics


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  • Lovely intro. Great song overall
  • They are so underrated. This is sort of 'art blues'...
  • Love it then, Love it now. Greatest band ever for picking up (Rich) hippie chicks at the Jersey shore.
  • o huj plusik ode mnie
  • the beginning remembers me of the spider man lol
  • "minstrel metal" a new genre!
  • my bass cover of cross-eyed mary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4D4x5gvpiM&feature=player_detailpage
  • Gets no kicks from little boys.
  • one of my favourites from J.T. ... I saw them several times. It´s always fantastic. Listen to this "Budapest-Version" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MoHgT8y98Q ... recorded in Germany, Frankfurt with Orchestra
  • Teacher was my first listen .... been hooked since!

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