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Waddon Pete Ellen Vannen/Ellan Vannin - definitive name/lyrics (46) RE: Ellen Vannen/Ellan Vannin - definitive name/lyrics 03 Oct 19

I can see that there have been quite a few posts regarding this lovely song, but I can't find whether my friend's story is true.

Perhaps someone out there has a little more information? I sung Ellan Vannin the other night and a friend in the singaround said that his father had served in Northern Ireland during the war and knew the vagaries of the Irish Sea. He also said that his dad said that nights in the bar were often punctuated by a rather drunk fellow who used to sing Ellan Vannin. Now we all know that Hughie Jones wrote this well after the 2nd World War, so is there another song out there somewhere?

Over to you!


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