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Cross-Eyed Mary guitar tab

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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 
=============== 
Intro: 
------ 
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: 
----------- 

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: 
-------- 
Em                                F 
  Who would be a poor man, a beggarman, a thief -- 
G                           [Lick 1] 
if he had a rich man in his hand. 
Em                                     F 
 And who would steal the candy from a laughing baby's mouth 
   G                                [Lick 1] 
if he could take it from the money man. 

Bridge 1: 
--------- 
[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: 
-------- 
Em                                   F 
Laughing in the playground -- gets no kicks from little boys: 
      G                              [Lick 1] 
would rather make it with a letching grey. 
Em                        F 
Or maybe her attention is drawn by Aqualung, 
    G                                    [Lick 1] 
who watches through the railings as they play. 

Bridge 2: 
--------- 
[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] 
{The Guitar Solo Is In A# Blues Scale} 
{Here is the Starting, Sort Of} 
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: 
---------- 
[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: 
----------- 
[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: 
------ 
Em 
  Cross-eyed Mary 
C 
  [flute thingie] 
D 
  [guitar thingie G|-11b11b11b11b11b11b11b-| hit string hard] 
Am   Bbm   Em 

Bb    C    D     Em 
oh Mary      ohhhh Cross-eyed Mary 
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