The news that “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” songwriter Paul Vance had passed away proved to be somewhat shocking to the actual Paul Vance, who is currently living it up in Westbury, N.Y. But what’s even even worse: “Itsy” Paul Vance stepping forward led to Rose Leroux, the widow of the deceased Paul Vance, finding out that her husband had been lying to her all these years.
And she’s totally angry … at the living Paul Vance.
Leroux said she wished the other Paul Vance had never spoken up.
“It’s such a long time ago. To have it come out now, I’m kind of devastated,” she said. “If this man is getting the royalties why wouldn’t he be happy? The more you stir this up the more you’ll smell. Paul can’t hurt him now — he’s dead. And we’re not going after him for the royalties.”
Is this what you’d refer to as the denial stage?
Real ‘Itsy Bitsy’ Songwriter Still Alive [AP via Yahoo! News]