Forty-Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall
fitzke at VOYAGER.NET
Wed Jun 16 18:13:00 UTC 1999
As a Navy enlistee we sang a slightly different version in '44.
Ninety nine bottles of beer on the wall,
Ninety nine bottles of beer.
If one of those bottles should happen to fall,
Ninety eight bottles of beer on the wall.
(If you lose count, start over.)
We sang it to a tune familiar to everyone, but I can't think of the name.
Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> This continues the discussion a year ago (see the archives of
> "Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall"). It will be especially useful for
> any of you taking long summer trips.
> It's from G. I. SONGS (1944), written, composed and/or collected by The
> Men in the Service, pg. 208:
> FORTY-NINE BOTTLES
> Forty-nine bottles hanging on the wall,
> Forty-nine bottles hanging on the wall.
> Take one away from them all:
> Forty-eight bottles hanging on the wall.
> (If you're in the mood--and you might be!--you can continue this noble song
> all the way down to "One bottle hanging on the wall"--provided, of course,
> that your listeners haven't slain you by then.)
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