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  • Manx name for the Isle of Man.

    It's also a poem, among other things recorded by the Bee Gees.

    Then I hear the wavelets murmur

    As they kiss the fairy shore,

    Then beneath the em'rald waters

    Sings the mermaid as of yore,

    And the fair Isle shines with beauty

    As in youth it dawned on me,

    My own dear Ellan Vannin

    With its green hills by the sea.

    - Eliza Craven Green

    August 20, 2009