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Cross-Eyed Mary  Jethro Tull

Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 14:42:55 -0500
From: Brian Peters <ak174@traverse.lib.mi.us>
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: TAB: j/jethro_tull/cross-eyed_mary.tab
Cross-Eyed Mary by Jethro Tull.
Writen By Ian Aderson. Found on the album Aqualung.
Transcribed by Brian Peters.
Cross-Eyed Mary
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Intro:
 
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Nice Litte Flute Ditty. For Guitar It's something like this.
 
 e|------------------------------
 B|-3/20-17-16-15--3/20-17-16-15- <--Play This Twice
 G|------------------------------
 D|------------------------------
 A|------------------------------
 E|------------------------------
 e|------------------------------------------
 B|-3/20-17-17-17-16-15--15-15--15--15-15-15- <--Play This Twice
 G|------------------------------------------
 D|------------------------------------------
 A|------------------------------------------
 E|------------------------------------------
 e|---------------------------------------
 B|-3/20-17-17-17-16-16--16-16--16--16-16-
 G|---------------------------------------
 D|---------------------------------------
 A|---------------------------------------
 E|---------------------------------------
 e|----------------------------
 B|-18-19--19-19--19--19-19-18-
 G|----------------------------
 D|----------------------------
 A|----------------------------
 E|----------------------------
 e|-------------------------------------------------
 B|-17--17-17--17--17-17-19-20--20-20--20--20-20-20-
 G|-------------------------------------------------
 D|-------------------------------------------------
 A|-------------------------------------------------
 E|-------------------------------------------------
 e|----------------------------
 B|-19-18--18-18--18--18-18-18-
 G|----------------------------
 D|----------------------------
 A|----------------------------
 E|---------------------------- 

A E?
 
 e|--------------------------------10h12p10h12p10h12p10h12p10h12-
 B|-15h17p15h17p15h17p15h17p15h17p-------------------------------
 G|--------------------------------------------------------------
 D|--------------------------------------------------------------
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------
 E|-------------------------------------------------------------- 

Main Licks:
 
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Lick 1:
[D]  
 
 e|-5-55---------------------
 B|-7-77---------------------
 G|-7-77---------------------
 D|-7-77---------------------
 A|-5-55-----------7---------
 E|-X-XX-5-8-5-8-5---5-8-5--- 

Lick 2:
[A] [G]  
 
 e|---------------------
 B|---------------------
 G|---------------------
 D|---------------------
 A|-7---------7-------5-
 E|-5-5-5-8-5---5-8-3-3- 

Lick 3:
[A#] [G#]  
 
 e|---------------------
 B|---------------------
 G|---------------------
 D|---------------------
 A|-8---------8-------6-
 E|-6-6-6-9-6---6-9-4-4- 

Lick 4:
[Em] [F] [G] [D]  
 
 e|-0-------------1----------3-------------5-55--------------
 B|-0-------------1----------3-------------7-77--------------
 G|-0-------------3----------4-------------7-77--------------
 D|-3-------------4----------5-------------7-77--------------
 A|-3--------2----4-----1-3--5-3/2\3/2\3---5-55-------7------
 E|-0--0-3-0---0--1-1-3------3-----------3-X-XX-5-8-5---5-8-5 

Laughing in .......
Or maybe her.......
Verse 1:
 
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[Em] Who would be a poor man, a begga[F]rman, a thief --
G [Lick 1]
if he had a rich man in his hand.
[Em] And who would steal the candy from a l[F]aughing baby's mouth
G [Lick 1]
if he could take it from the money man.
Bridge 1:
 
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[Lick 2] [Lick 2] 
Cross-eyed Mary, goes jumping in again.
[Lick 2] [Lick 2] 
She signs no contract, but she always plays the game.
[Lick 3] [Lick 3] 
Dines in Hampstead village, on expense accounted gruel,
[Lick 3] C D B
and the jack-knife barber drops her off at school.
Verse 2:
 
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[Em]Laughing in the playground -- gets no[F] kicks from little boys:
G [Lick 1]
would rather make it with a letching grey.
[Em]Or maybe her attention is [F]drawn by Aqualung,
G [Lick 1]
who watches through the railings as they play.
Bridge 2:
 
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[Lick 2] [Lick 2] 
Cross-eyed Mary, finds it hard to get along.
[Lick 2] [Lick 2] 
She's a poor man's rich girl, and she'll do it for a song.
[Lick 3] [Lick 3] 
She's a rich man stealer, but her favour's good and strong:
[Lick 3] C D B
She's the Robin Hood of Highgate -- helps the poor man get along.
SOLO:
[-----] [Play Bridge Licks] 
Hey
[Lick 2] [Lick 2] [Lick 2] [Lick 2] 
[Lick 3] [Lick 3] [Lick 3] 
 
 e|------------------------------------------------
 B|------------------------------------------------
 G|-6b-----6-8b-6-8b-6---6---------------8p6-------
 D|----8-6-----------------8-6-8-8p6---6-----8p6---
 A|--------------------8-------------8-----------8-
 E|------------------------------------------------ 

Verse 2/3:
 
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[Lick 4] 
Laughing in the playground -- gets no kicks from little boys:
would rather make it with a letching grey.
[Lick 4] 
Or maybe her attention is drawn by Aqualung,
who watches through the railings as they play.
Bridge 1/3:
 
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[Lick 2] [Lick 2] 
Cross-eyed Mary, goes jumping in again.
[Lick 2] [Lick 2] 
She signs no contract, but she always plays the game.
[Lick 3] [Lick 3] 
Dines in Hampstead village, on expense accounted gruel,
[Lick 3] C D B
and the jack-knife barber drops her off at school.
Outro:
 
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[Em] Cross-eyed Mary
[C] [flute tbingie] 
[D] [guitar tbingie G|-11b11b11b11b11b11b11b-| bit string bard] 
[Am] [Bbm] [Em]  
[Bb]oh Mar[C]y [D] ohhh[Em]h Cross-eyed Mary
 
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Send Comments or Revision to:
Brian Peters
ak174@traverse.lib.mi.us

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