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An old British folk song:
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.
Further verses continue the pattern. The song is isomorphic with the American song 99 bottles of beer on the wall, and like its cousin, it can start with any number the singer desires. To the great relief of many, it can also be ended on any number without incurring penalty.

A less obvious similarity is that this song is probably also about beer. Beer is typically sold in green or brown-tinted glass bottles to reduce the damaging effects of light. This is more true in the UK, in which dark beers like lagers predominate. Americans prefer clear beers like pilsners, which breweries like to package in clear glass bottles to show off their transparent amber color.

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