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Itsy Bitsy Oopsy

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9/29/2006

12:45 PM -- BBC News reports on the latest scandal surrounding the once provocative, ever-popular ditty "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini":

    A man who co-wrote the song Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini was wrongly reported as dead after the death of a man who claimed authorship.

    The widow of Paul Van Valkenburgh, of Ormond Beach, Florida, said he claimed to have written the song as Paul Vance. Rose Leroux said she had had no reason to doubt her late husband's claim to fame and was "devastated".

    The real Paul Vance, of Coral Springs, Florida, said the phones "don't stop with people calling thinking I'm dead"...

    "Do you know what it's like to have grandchildren calling you and say, 'Grandpa, you're still alive?'" said 76-year-old Vance.
Well, actually, I do...



We at Light Reading feel the sad part to this whole story is not the death of a mendacious geezer with a really outlandish, yet apparently effective pick-up line, nor is it the fact that real people were temporarily saddened by the false news of Vance's death. Rather, the truly unfortunate news here is that not one, but two people, actually want to take credit for this gawdawful song.

— Red "Speedo" Panda, Light Reading

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