|Song by Jethro Tull from the album Aqualung|
|Released||19 March 1971|
|Recorded||December 1970 - February 1971 at Island Studios, London|
|Genre||Progressive rock, hard rock|
|Producer||Ian Anderson and Terry Ellis|
|Aqualung track listing|
"Cross-Eyed Mary" is a song by the British progressive rock band Jethro Tull from their album Aqualung (1971). The song is about "Cross-Eyed Mary", a schoolgirl prostitute who prefers the company of "leching greys" over her schoolmates.
It was intended as a companion piece to "Aqualung", a piece on the same album about a homeless man. Indeed, the Aqualung character is given a cameo in "Cross-Eyed Mary". The song has been covered by Elf, Iron Maiden (see Piece of Mind, "The Trooper", The First Ten Years and Best of the 'B' Sides), and also by Clutch for the Sucking the 70s compilation.