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(minimal version with singular)

Author:Emlyn Jones
Score: (2.79 in 38 votes)
a,t="\n%s bottle%s of beer on the wall","\nTake one down, pass it around"
for d in range(99,0,-1):print(a%(d,"s"*(not d-1==0))*2)[:-12]+t+a%(d-1 or 'No',"s"*(not d-2==0))

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>>  Sean McKean said on 06/21/05 23:09:41

Sean McKean Here's a shorter version (163 bytes) that includes punctuation:

a,s="\n%s bottle","s of beer on the wall,"
for d in range(99,0,-1):print((a%d+s[d==1:])*2)[:-13]+",\nTake one down, pass it around,"+a%(d-1 or"No";)+s[d==2:-1]+"."

>>  Sean McKean said on 06/21/05 23:29:58

Sean McKean Sorry, didn't know about the 100 character line limit.
Here's the correct version:

a,s,t="\n%s bottle","s of beer on the wall,",",\nTake one down, pass it around,"
for d in range(99,0,-1):print((a%d+s[d==1:])*2)[:-13]+t+a%(d-1 or"No";)+s[d==2:-1]+"."

>>  vogletron said on 06/05/09 14:23:25

vogletron Based on the one in the last comment but less compact (268 bytes), matching exactly, and in one-liner form:

print(lambda A:'\n\n'.join([(A(n)*2)[:-14].capitalize()+'.\n'+('Take one down and pass it around, '*(n!=0)or'Go to the store and buy some more, ')+A((n-1)%100)[:-2]+'.'for n in xrange(99,-1,-1)]))(lambda n:("%s bottle%s of beer on the wall, "%(n or'no more','s'[:n!=1])))

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