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GUEST,Jan Lyr/Tune Req: Ellan Vannen (38) RE: Ellen Vannen 24 Feb 05

First of all the correct song title is ELLAN VANNIN and was witten by Hughie Jones ( of The Spinners) the posting by LTS is quite correct the Captain's name was Teare and it was 1909. Hughie "wrote" it in his head while cutting the lawn one day! went indoors and committed it to paper and so the legend was born.

Other postings listed are also correct the version is on Hughies Ditty Bag - in fact the front cover shows him wearing the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company official sweater given to him by the company as a Thank You.

Any more info wanted please let me know - Hughie is one of our closest friends and he is always happy to answer questions etc - but does not like PC's!


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