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​Cross-Eyed Mary

This song is by Elf and appears on the album Live At The Bank (1972).

This song is a cover of "Cross-Eyed Mary" by ​Jethro Tull.
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
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 a 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
Dines in Hampstead village on expense accounted gruel
And the jack knife barber drops her off at school

Written by:

Ian Anderson