Brian Hyland: “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”

Brian Hyland's "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie"
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“Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini” was about a bashful girl in a small bikini. The tune was written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss. Vance was inspired after watching his 2-year-old daughter Paula at the beach in her new bikini. Brian Hyland was only a 16-year-old High school sophomore when he recorded this very memorable song. 

Hyland’s song was used in the films Sister Act 2 and Revenge Of The Nerds 2! What are your memories about this nostalgic song? It reminds me of my sister and singing it together in the mid-1960’s.

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Lyrics to “Teenie Weenie”

Bop bop bop bop bopopopopopopop

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She was afraid to come out of the locker
Was as nervous as she could be
She was afraid to come out of the locker
She was afraid that somebody would see

Two three four tell the people what she wore

It was an Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
That she wore for the first time today
An Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
So in the locker, she wanted to stay

Two three four stick around we’ll tell you more

Bop bop bop bop bopopopopopopop

She was afraid to come out in the open (badadup)
So a blanket around her she wore (badadup)
She was afraid to come out in the open (badadup)
So she sat, bundled up on the shore (badadup)

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Two three four tell the people what she wore

It was an Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
That she wore for the first time today
An Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
So in the blanket, she wanted to stay

Two three four the stick around we’ll tell you more

Bop bop bop bop bopopopopopopop

Now she’s afraid to come out of the water
And I wonder what she’s gonna do
Now she’s afraid to come out of the water
And the poor little girl’s turning blue

Two thee four tell the people what she wore

It was an Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
That she wore for the first time today
An Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
So in the water, she wanted to stay

From the Locker to the blanket
The blanket to the shore
From the shore to the water
Guess there isn’t any more

Written by Lee Pockriss, Paul Vance • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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