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Elvis Presley was Welsh

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Subject: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 06:30 PM

Here's a link to a story in today's Guardian - the idea being that Elvis's family sems to have come from the Presili Mountains in Wales; and it points out that the name Elvis is from a saint from the Irish Province of Munster (Up Tipp!) who baptised St David.

Just thought you'd like to know these things.


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Brendy
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 06:53 PM

Nonsense Kevin.
I just rang him up to see, and he said he was definately Irish.

B.


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 06:55 PM

That would be on an upwardly Mobile phone, I trust?


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Brendy
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 07:08 PM

Absolutely, Kev.
And his number is - "639 219 K.I.N.G"

Jimmy Buffet I think

B.


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: little john cameron
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 07:13 PM

GEEZ Boys ,gies a bre'k .WHIT AEre ye smokin? Haggis root? J.C.


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Brendy
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 07:16 PM

Ah, the old Haggis root!
There was never health nor good luck from smokin' that oul' stuff. Oh no!

B.


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: MK
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 07:27 PM

Actually you've not lived until you've heard "You Ain't Nothing But A Hound Dog" sung in the original Yiddish. *BG*


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 07:38 PM

So this is something else we're going to blame on the Welsh then?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Llanfair
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 07:47 PM

OK, spaw, what EXACTLY are you blaming on the Welsh!!!!Boyo.
Bron.


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 07:55 PM

Well, maybe that was what that DJ in Texas onthis thread was going on about.


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Brendy
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 07:57 PM

I wonder can you get that one on Napster, Michael?

B.
('cos we can all get Madonna's new one there......if you were that way inclined)


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Llanfair
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 08:03 PM

According to the Shropshire Star, Mid-Wales edition, the chapel of St Elvis (I'm not kidding) is somewhere in the Welsh mountains.
The Star is not renowned for it's accuracy. Hwyl Bron.
We'll keep a welcome in the hillside,
We'll keep a welcome in the vales,
This land you left will still be singing,
When you come home again to Wales.


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: GUEST,Elvis
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 08:07 PM

Yeah, baby, that's a what I want

God bless y'all,'. Lookin' down, people, lookin' down.

Yeah.

Elvis Aaron


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Llanfair
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 08:16 PM

I've just checked out the Guardian article, and apologise to the Shropshire Star. I thought his brother had been Aaron, but the Gruniad has always been notorious for it's spelling mistakes. Hwyl, Bron.


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 08:19 PM

Whoa up here now!!! I was just wondering if this were to be added to a list......I love you dearie...put that bat down!!!

But maybe there is something to this Elvis stuff. Didn't they just up the limit on the Menai Bridge to 40 ton? Maybe that was to accomodate Elvis............."Wanna' pass them mash taters oer here...Thankya very much."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 08:32 PM

Nah Spaw they re-built the Brittania Bridge (not far from the Menai Bridge and now the main route from the mainland to Ynys Mon) for him.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 08:35 PM

Ah-Hah!!! Had any sightings yourself yet Jon?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 08:40 PM

I'll let you into a little seceret spaw, last time I spoke to him, he said he looking forward to meeting Bron in October.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Brendy
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 08:41 PM

There he was. I was talkin' to him an hour ago, he came in to say Hi, and now he's gone again - and it's all Fred Wedlock's fault!
Who?

Never mind.

B.


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Llanfair
Date: 03 Jun 00 - 04:03 AM

Nice one, Jon, though I suspect he retired here years ago!Bron.


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Brendy
Date: 03 Jun 00 - 04:08 AM

You're up early, Bron!!

B


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 03 Jun 00 - 04:50 AM

You're all mad - in Godzone we KNOW that the Elvis fore-(or five)-bears were from Eketahuna - there's a pelvis on a fence-post to prove it!

LOL - Sam


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Jun 00 - 11:04 AM

Sammie,

I didn't quite get it, are you saying that Elvis is actually Maori? Cuz that was what I came into this thread to post, and I can't believe you beat me to it! I wanted to surprise you!

} : ~ *)>

~S~


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Jun 00 - 10:24 PM

I think the real problem here is the similarity between Wales and whales. As Elvis was often compared to a whale in later life, perhaps this caused some confusion in a news story somewhere or another. Have there been any beachings on Puffin Island?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jun 00 - 10:32 PM

Whales would become whelsh haha


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Doctor John
Date: 04 Jun 00 - 03:45 PM

Yeah and Shakespeare was an Arab, the original form being Sheik Spear. Dr John


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jun 00 - 05:09 PM

Gee Doc, I didn't know that. I have always wondered how he got into the fishing tackle business making rods and reels and such. I was recently told it had something to do with the "Merchant of Venice."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Mbo
Date: 04 Jun 00 - 05:41 PM

You ain't never caught a rarebit
And you ain't no friend of mine

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jun 00 - 07:00 PM

Geeziz that was really awful Meebo.........Stank up the entire thread and several others too..........The absolute worst...............My heartiest congratulations!!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jun 00 - 07:00 PM

Geeziz that was really awful Meebo.........Stank up the entire thread and several others too..........The absolute worst...............My heartiest congratulations!!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jun 00 - 07:02 PM

Matter of fact, it was SOOOOOOOO BAD, I had to tell you twice...........

Is anybody else getting a boatload of "Error" messages today at the 'Cat?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 04 Jun 00 - 07:42 PM

What's this Spaw, Menai Bridge, now Puffin Island have you had a holiday in N Wales, maybe on Angelsey, at some time?

Jon


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jun 00 - 07:56 PM

Just trying to track down Elvis Jon.

Actually, I had just read a boatload of info on Anglesey a few weeks back. We located a set of training wheels that a fellow there makes but doesn't export to the states. He has a Special Needs son and developed them for his bicycle. Karen and I found them on the net but then were saddened to see he doesn't export the type we wanted. I stuck a note here on Mudcat and within 25 minutes, Gervase in London had called on them and got an order underway so that Gervase could send them to us. Oughta' be here pretty soon I think.

Anyway.....In the process we got to looking up other area info and lots of pics. We've never been there, but it looks wonderful and if we ever do make it, believe me, I'll let you know!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Margaret V
Date: 04 Jun 00 - 09:39 PM

I've been getting a "boatload" of error messages tonight too, glad to know it's not my computer or my personal electromagnetic field or something. I had ancestors from Anglesey, but none of them was Elvis Presley. When I was in Llanberis, I saw a plaque with some information about Thomas Jefferson's family being from there; am I remembering right? (OK, I admit that might not be as exciting as Elvis. . .) Margaret


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jun 00 - 09:54 PM

No you're right...its not........But Jefferson did have sex with Elvis' great-great grandmother's cousin, 3 times removed when she was between marriages, her first husband having died of potato poisoning. She later wed an itinerant buttonhole maker from Albania with a passion for singing operatic lyrics to Icelandic folk tunes.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Amergin
Date: 04 Jun 00 - 10:10 PM

I haven't had a boatload of error messages. More like a couple of barge loads.


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Pene Azul
Date: 04 Jun 00 - 10:21 PM

I heard a rumor that Elvis is working as the Mudcat auctioneer this weekend.

PA


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: GUEST,Oxosi@aol.com
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 04:11 AM

Actually I am replying to the beginning of this thread in ernest.I would like more info on where the name Elvis actually comes from as my family is of welsh origins and my and my fathers name is Eldis and we havent been able to determine the origin of it .Any further info would be appreciated

Thanks, Eldis Howell


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: GUEST,Hilary NZ
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 07:09 AM

I'm afraid Billy the Bus is right - Elvis was a New Zealander - in fact if you all get out your atlases right now you will see that the islands of New Zealand (find Australia then go right a bit) are in the shape of the King in His most classic pose, the Northland peninsula being His extended right arm and the East Cape of the North Island being His head bowed down in a humble but triumphant acknowledgement of tumultuous applause.

Well at least you all damn well know where we are now!!!!

[hi sam - I'm back!]


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 07:15 AM

It's true...

Elvis is alive and well, and working on the home baking section of Tesco's Extra in Cardiff. (a supermarket for the non UK people)

S'true, honest it is.

Well, it was 2am, and I was two southern comforts too many worse for the wear.

Ella

Huh huhhhh dim problem just don't step on my blue suede shoes.


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 06:40 AM

..and the Hound Dog was a corgi...
RtS


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: john c
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 01:44 PM

Here´s the truth (according to Albert Goldman). The Presleys came from Anglo-Irish stock and emigrated to America in 1740. Elvis is apparently an old english name and was the middle name of his father Vernon. So there you have it - the king was IRISH!!!


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 02:14 PM

...and I've known Welsh sheepdogs called Shep...
RtS


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: L R Mole
Date: 07 Jun 00 - 11:48 AM

C'mon an' do the gaolhouse rock wi'me.


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 08 Jun 00 - 05:08 AM

Hmm. An t-Eilbheis (pronounced like Elvis, sort of) means Switzerland. Maybe he was Swiss?

Seriously, I heard he was a...can't rembmer the word, something like Mungeon - Syrians who settled in some southern mountains in America.


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: Easy Rider
Date: 08 Jun 00 - 10:25 AM

Michael K:

Could you post the translation, here, for all those sceptics?


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: BanjoRay
Date: 09 Jun 00 - 07:42 AM

I came from South Wales - there was a fairly common surname 'Pressley' there, they presumably came from the presseli mountains of Pembrokeshire where the Stonehenge Bluestones came from. Maybe they were blue suede stones?
Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: L R Mole
Date: 09 Jun 00 - 09:11 AM

Hmm...and from someone (Goldman perhaps) I recall that the PRESSley pronunciation was a way of indicating a higher rung on the social ladder than PREZley (probably but not exclusively a racial differentiation--I don't understand the cues dialect gives southerners about each other).


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: GUEST,Banjo Johnny
Date: 09 Jun 00 - 10:56 PM

What do you mean, "was" ?


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Subject: RE: Elvis Presley was Welsh
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Jun 00 - 11:37 PM

This is one helluvan' interestin' discussion here, but from a real personal standpoint, if y'all want him, you can have him.

Spaw


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