Children's Favourites on Vic Morgan's Late Show

The Singing Archaeologist

In recent months, Win Scutt has been donning his cape as "The Singing Archaeologist" on The Late Show on BBC Radio Devon, BBC Radio Cornwall and BBC in the Channel Islands. He's been supported since November by the wonderful "Out to Grass", six experienced musicians who have a growing reputation as an innovative bluegrass-style band in Britain. You can find them on MySpace.

Their revival of fondly remembered children's songs from BBC Radio programmes, Children's Favourites and Family Favourites has proved so popular with listeners that they have produced a CD of five songs all performed in their distinctive style.

..a small sample

  1. The Mole Song (Dick Wolf, Randy Starr - pseudonym of Warren Nadel, Charles Andre 1958)
  2. Messing About on the River (Tony Hatch & Les Reed)
  3. The Runaway Train (Lyric: Robert E. Massey Music: Harry Warren & Carson Robison Year: 1925)
  4. Teddy Bears Picnic (John Walter Bratton 1907 and Jimmy Kennedy, 1932)
  5. Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (Frank Churchill & Ann Ronell 1933)


The Singing Archaeologist has performed these songs on the late show so far

Puff the Magic Dragon

Nelly the Elephant

Two Little Boys

Shaddap You Face

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly

Windmill in Old Amsterdam

Jake the Peg

The Runaway Train

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Messin' about on the River

Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

The Mole Song

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth

Make you feel my love

You Ain't Going Nowhere


New CD out this week! The Singing Archaeologist and Out to Grass present children's favourites. Order your copy now. Proceeds in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

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Win Scutt is an archaeologist, lecturer and broadcaster based in Devon, UK.