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Ellan Vannin - song

Ellan Vannin, meaning Isle of Man in Manx, is a name taken perhaps most famously by a poem and a song  (by Eliza Green) that is often considered a national anthem of the island and it's people.  It gained a wider audience when the Manx born Bee Gees recorded and played the song in 1998 at Wemble Stadium London.

 


Ellan Vannin

When the summer day is over
And it's busy cares have flown
I sit beneath the starlight
With a weary heart alone

Then rises like a vision
Sparkling bright in nature's glee
My own dear Ellan Vannin
With it's green hills by the sea

Then I hear the wavelets murmur
As they kiss the fairy shore
Then beneath the emerald waters
Sings the mermaid as of yore

And the fair Ilse shine with beauty
As in youth it dawn'd on me
My own dear Ellan Vallin
With its green hills by the sea

Then rises like a vision
Sparkling bright in nature's glee
My own dear Ellan Vannin
With it's green hills by the sea

Then memories sweet and tender
Come like music's plantive flow
Of the hearts in Ellan Vannin
That lov'd me long ago

And I give, with tears and blessings
My fondest thoughts to thee
My own dear Ellan Vallin
With its green hills by the sea

Words by Eliza Craven Green
Music by J Townsend


The Isle Of Man
Ellan Vannin (Dear Isle of Man)


When the summer day is over
It's busy cares have flown
I will sit beneath the starlight
With a weary heart alone

Then it rises like a vision
Sparkling bright it shines for me
My own dear Ellan Vannin
With it's green hills by the sea

Let me hear the ocean murmur
Let me watch your stormy sky
Then above the emerald waters
Sings the seagull as she flies

Then it rises like a vision
Sparkling bright it shines for me
My own dear Ellan Vannin
With it's green hills by the sea

And in all my times of sorrow
And on some lonely shore
I'll go back to Ellan Vannin
To my childhood days once more

words Eliza Craven Green - Bee Gees



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