99 bottles of beer on the wall(1955)

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Fri Jun 25 17:57:18 UTC 2004

 Anne Gilbert <kebara at COMCAST.NET>wrote:


> That's the version I grew up with, but I have also heard the third line as
> If one of those bottle should happen to fall

Hmmmmmm. . . . I never heard that version when I was growing up.  There must
be regional variations of one kind or another.
Anne G

That's the first version I learned (with "bottles"; I assume that the
singular above is a typo). Summer camp, either New York State or
Connecticut, late 1950s or early 1960s.

-- Mark A. Mandel
[This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]

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