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Thread #3757   Message #3757978
Posted By: Jim Dixon
12-Dec-15 - 07:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ten Little Bottles
Subject: Lyr Add: TEN LITTLE BOTTLES IN THE SINK
This version is actually sung, not merely recited. But the singer gets progressively drunk in the cartoonishly overacted way that only Mel Blanc could do.


TEN LITTLE BOTTLES IN THE SINK
Words by Bud Green, music by Jesse Greer, ©1935.
As recorded by Mel Blanc.

Got a little present from a friend:
Ten little bottles
Of a potent alcoholic blend.
Ten little bottles!
But my wife, who hates to see me drink,
Ordered me to pour it in the sink.
Found the nicest way to put an end
To the ten little bottles,
Ten little bottles.

I took the first little bottle,
Pulled the cork and sneaked a little drink,
Took the second and started in to wink,
And the rest went trickling down the sink.

I took the third little bottle,
Pulled the cork and stole another drink,
Took the fourth and I began to blink,
'Cause the room was floating down the sink.

I opened the fifth little sink,
And poured the room in the bottle.
I tasted the sixth little room,
And down the line went seven, eight and nine.

I took the tenth little bottle,
Gave the cork another little drink,
Told the room to go to bed, I think,
And I poured myself into the sink.

Ten little bottles!
Ten little bottles!
That's the cockeyed story of
The ten little bottles in the sink,
And incident'ly, that's the last time I had a drink.