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'Itsy Bitsy' Impersonator Dies

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A songwriter has reclaimed one of his tunes from a dead man. Paul Vance co-wrote the hit song, "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini." The other day he read his own obituary. It turns out that another man, named Paul Van Valkenburgh, claimed to have written the song under the name Paul Vance. That's what his wife told the obituary writer. But the real Paul Vance says he's still receiving royalties for the song, not to mention condolences for his death.

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A songwriter has reclaimed one of his tunes from a dead man. Paul Vance co-wrote the hit song, Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, and the other day he read his own obituary. It turns out that another man, named Paul Van Valkenburgh, claimed to have written the song under the name Paul Vance. That's what his wife told the obituary writer, anyway. But the real Paul Vance says he's still receiving royalty checks for the song, not to mention condolences for his death. It's MORNING EDITION.

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