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Cross-Eyed Mary Tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#

Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 14:42:55 -0500
From: Brian Peters 
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
------------------------------------------
Send Comments or Revision to:
Brian Peters 
ak174@traverse.lib.mi.us
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thejamspot wrote on January 16 2008, 09:44 am

tons of wrong notes, not to mention typos in chord tabs. i.e. F MAJOR was tabbed 144311 instead of 133211. Typos can
be fixed, but wrong notes are wrong notes!

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R8:31b wrote on September 15 2008, 02:57 am

thingle???? enough said...

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yesfan3587 wrote on July 14 2009, 05:03 pm

no offense, but if u cant hear that this is wrong when your tabbing it, you shouldnt be tabbing anything.

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