99 bottles of beer on the wall(1955)

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Fri Jun 25 18:06:42 UTC 2004

At 01:57 PM 6/25/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>  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.]

That was my version too; the second version I associate with the next
generation.  And the 1955 date is late; I knew it long before that (well,
maybe 5 years earlier at least).  We sang it on the school bus going home
from basketball games and such.

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