Ten Green Bottles

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For the Vivian Jeanette Kaplan novel, see Ten Green Bottles (book).
Green bottles on a wall.

"Ten Green Bottles" is a song that is popular in the United Kingdom.[1] In essence, the song is a single verse repeated, each time with one bottle fewer:[2]

Ten green bottles hanging on the wall
Ten green bottles hanging on the wall
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There'll be nine green bottles hanging on the wall.

This pattern continues until the number of bottles reaches zero:[2]

One green bottle hanging on the wall,
One green bottle hanging on the wall,
And if that green bottle should accidentally fall,
There'll be no more bottles hanging on the wall.

The word "standing" or "sitting" is sometimes substituted for "hanging". Various other versions of the lyrics exist, many of them vulgar or satirical.

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  1. ^ "Counting songs: Ten green bottles". Schools Raio: Audio resources for primary schools. BBC. 2015. Retrieved October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Anonymous. "Ten Green Bottles". Kididdles. Retrieved October 2015.