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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