In March 1959 and May 1963, respectively, Vera Lynn and Kenneth McKellar – two of Decca’s best-selling exclusive artists – went into the studio to record albums of nursery rhymes. Simply, but deliciously scored, with several touches of humour, the two collections were brought together by Decca in 1976 and issued as “The Wonderful World of Nursery Rhymes”.
Vera Lynn: Girls And Boys Come Out To Play; The Grand Old Duke Of York; Dickery, Dickery, Dock; Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush; Yankee Doodle; Sing A Song Of Sixpence; Mary Had A Little Lamb; I Had A Little Nut Tree; Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; See-Saw Marjorie Daw; Pop Goes The Weasel; The Frog's Wooing; The Jolly Miller; Tom, Tom, The Piper 's Son; Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; Oranges And Lemons; Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be?; Where Are You Going To, My Pretty Maid?; Little Bo Peep; -
Kenneth McKellar: Hey Diddle Dumpling, My Son John; London Bridge Is Falling Down; Polly Put The Kettle On;; Here We Come Gathering Nuts In May; Little Jack Horner; Little Miss Muffet; Old Mother Hubbard; Jack And Jill; Three Blind Mice; Hey Diddle Diddle; What Are Little Boys Made Of; Bye Baby Bunting; Ding Dong Bell; Cock-A-Doodle-Doo; Pat-A-Cake; Little Boy Blue; O Where, O Where Has My Little Dog Gone?; The North Wind Doth Blow; Three Little Kittens; Lucy Locket; Georgie Porgie; Humpty Dumpty; There Was A Little Man; Ride A Cock Horse; Doctor Foster Went To Gloucester; The Lion And The Unicorn; There Was A Crooked Man; Simple Simon; Old King Cole; Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary; Goosey, Goosey Gander; There Was An Old Woman; Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat ; I Love Little Pussy; Hush A Bye Baby;