Thanks to drummer-wench, Dorothea, for this beautiful folk song.
This version is sung by Robin Gibb, himself a native of The Isle of Man. I read somewhere that the song was about a ship that had gone down at sea, however thanks to Geoff for the following information.
It was originally a poem by Eliza Craven, written around 1854 - long before the sinking of the ship. The song is about the beautiful Isle of Man ( Ellen Vannin ) and if you read the words, you will see that.
I should have read the words!!
The song is sometimes referred to as 'the unofficial National Anthem of the Isle of Man'
Sadly, we live only a short distance from the Isle of Man - here on the east coast of N.Ireland and yes, I have never visited.
Scotland seems to draw me!!