Cross Eyed Mary - Ian Anderson

    Who would be a poor man, a beggarman, 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

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