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Cross-Eyed Mary (4:06)

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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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