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Beer Q&A: What is the origin of the ’99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall’ song?

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Where did the song “99 Bottles of Beer” originate?

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Q. What is the origin of the “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” song?

A. Tim Nyberg’s definitive text, “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall: The Complete Lyrics,” was published in 2006, but the song has been around since at least the early 20th century.

Folk historians report that this immortal — or is it interminable? — ditty is similar to a traditional British children’s song, “Ten Green Bottles,” only soaked in more alcohol.

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