99 Bottles of Beer/Basic

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99 Bottles of Beer done in any of the BASIC-languages.

BASIC[edit]

QuickBASIC[edit]

Works with: QuickBASIC version 4.5

Sound[edit]

This version plays the tune 100 times while printing out the lyrics (not synchronized).

PLAY "<"
FOR x = 99 TO 0 STEP -1
PRINT x; "bottles of beer on the wall"
PRINT x; "bottles of beer"
PRINT "Take one down, pass it around"
PRINT x-1; "bottles of beer on the wall"
PRINT
PLAY "e-8e-8e-8<b-8b-8b-8>e-8e-8e-8e-4"'X bottles of beer on the wall
PLAY "f8f8f8c8c8c8f4"'X bottles of beer
PLAY "d4d8d8 N0 d8d8d8d4"'take one down, pass it around
PLAY "<a+8a+8a+8>c8c8d8d+8d+8d+8d+4"'X-1 bottles of beer on the wall
NEXT x

Text[edit]

FOR x = 99 TO 1 STEP -1
PRINT x; "bottles of beer on the wall"
PRINT x; "bottles of beer"
PRINT "Take one down, pass it around"
PRINT x-1; "bottles of beer on the wall"
PRINT
NEXT x

Applesoft BASIC[edit]

H$ = "HELLO, WORLD!":B$ = " BOTTLES OF BEER":N$ =  CHR$ (13):W$ = " ON THE WALL" + N$: FOR B = 99 TO 1 STEP  - 1: PRINT B;B$W$B" "B$N$"TAKE ONE DOWN, PASS IT AROUND"N$B - 1;B$W$: NEXT 

BaCon[edit]

With lyrics and punctuation taken from the 99-bottles-of-beer.net site.

' 99 bottles of beer on the wall
DECLARE counter$
DECLARE bottle$
DECLARE ofbeer$ = "of beer"
DECLARE onthewall$ = "on the wall"
 
SUB howmany(b)
LOCAL plural$
plural$ = IIF$(b != 1, "s", "")
bottle$ = "bottle" & plural$
counter$ = IIF$(b >= 1, STR$(b), "no more")
END SUB
 
FOR bottles = 99 DOWNTO 0
howmany(bottles)
IF counter$ = "no more" THEN counter$ = "No more"
PRINT counter$, bottle$, ofbeer$, onthewall$ FORMAT "%s %s %s %s, "
IF counter$ = "No more" THEN counter$ = "no more"
PRINT counter$, bottle$, ofbeer$ FORMAT "%s %s %s.\n"
IF bottles > 0 THEN
PRINT "Take one down and pass it around" FORMAT "%s, "
howmany(bottles - 1)
ELSE
PRINT "Go to the store and buy some more" FORMAT "%s, "
howmany(99)
ENDIF
PRINT counter$, bottle$, ofbeer$, onthewall$ FORMAT "%s %s %s %s.\n"
IF bottles > 0 THEN PRINT
NEXT

BASIC256[edit]

#length of querter and eight note in ms
n4 = 1000 * 60 / 80 / 4
n8 = n4 / 2
 
#frequency of musical notes in hz
e = 330
ef = 311
b = 247
bf = 233
f = 349
c = 262
d = 294
ds = 311
a = 220
 
dim notes(1)
dim lengs(1)
 
# redim is automatic when using a {} list to assign an array
notes = {ef, ef, ef, bf, bf, bf, ef, ef, ef, ef, f , f , f , c , c , c , f , d , d , d , d , d , d , d , bf, bf, bf, c , c , ef, ef, ef, ef, ef}
lengs = {n8, n8, n8, n8, n8, n8, n8, n8, n8, n4, n8, n8, n8, n8, n8, n8, n4, n4, n8, n8, n8, n8, n8, n4, n8, n8, n8, n8, n8, n8, n8, n8, n8, n4 }
 
for x = 99 to 1 step -1
for t = 0 to notes[?]-1
if t = 0 then print x + " bottles of beer on the wall"
if t = 11 then print x + " bottles of beer"
if t = 18 then print "Take one down, pass it around"
if t = 25 then print(x-1) + " bottles of beer on the wall"
sound notes[t], lengs[t]
pause .002
next t
print
next x
 

BBC BASIC[edit]

 
N_Bottles = 99
 
beer$ = " of beer"
wall$ = " on the wall"
unit$ = "99 bottles"
 
WHILE N_Bottles >= 0
 
IF N_Bottles=0 THEN
PRINT '"No more bottles" beer$ wall$ ", " unit$ beer$ "."
PRINT "Go to the store and buy some more, ";
ELSE
PRINT 'unit$ beer$ wall$ ", " unit$ beer$ "."
PRINT "Take one down and pass it around, ";
ENDIF
 
N_Bottles -= 1
 
CASE N_Bottles OF
WHEN 0:
unit$ = "no more bottles"
WHEN 1:
unit$ = "1 bottle"
OTHERWISE:
unit$ = STR$((N_Bottles + 100) MOD 100) + " bottles"
ENDCASE
 
PRINT unit$ beer$ wall$ "."
 
ENDWHILE
 
END
 

Commodore BASIC[edit]

You may need to remove the semicolon on line 20 when executing on the VIC-20. Also, this looks best on the machines with 40 or more columns.

 
10 dim bo$(2):bo$(0)="bottle":bo$(1)="bottles"
15 print chr$(147);chr$(14);"99 Bottles of Beer Song"
20 print:print "Start with how many bottles";
25 input nb
30 if nb<1 then print "Sorry, must start with at least one. Try again.":goto 20
40 print
50 for c=nb to 1 step -1
60 c$=str$(c):if c=0 then c$=" No more"
65 br$=str$(c-1): if c-1=0 then br$=" No more"
70 print chr$(147)
80 print c$;" ";bo$((c=1)+1);" of beer on the wall,"
90 print c$;" ";bo$((c=1)+1);" of beer."
100 print:print " Take one down, pass it around...":print
110 print br$;" ";bo$((c-1=1)+1);" of beer on the wall!"
120 for t=1 to 1200:get k$:if k$="" then next t
130 if k$="q" then end
135 rem move to next verse
140 print:next c
 

Creative Basic[edit]

window version[edit]

DEF Win:WINDOW
DEF Close:CHAR
DEF ScreenSizeX,ScreenSizeY:INT
 
DECLARE VSpace(Number:UINT)
DECLARE CLR()
 
DEF TheLine$[4],Number$,Erase:STRING
DEF TheLine,TextHeight,TextWidth:INT
DEF TextX,TextY:UINT
 
TheLine$[0]="bottles"
TheLine$[1]="of beer on the wall."
TheLine$[2]="of beer."
TheLine$[3]="Take one down, pass it around."
 
BottlesOfBeer=99
TheLine=1
 
GETSCREENSIZE(ScreenSizeX,ScreenSizeY)
 
WINDOW Win,0,0,ScreenSizeX,ScreenSizeY,@MINBOX|@MAXBOX|@SIZE,0,"99 Bottles Of Beer",MainHandler
 
GETTEXTSIZE(Win,TheLine$[3],TextWidth,TextHeight)
 
Erase$=STRING$(TextWidth," ")
 
PRINT Win,"Let's sing a song."
 
VSpace(2)
 
'1.2 seconds.
STARTTIMER Win,1200
 
GOSUB Sing
 
WAITUNTIL Close=1
 
CLOSEWINDOW Win
 
END
 
SUB MainHandler
 
SELECT @CLASS
 
CASE @IDCLOSEWINDOW
 
Close=1
 
CASE @IDTIMER
 
GOSUB Sing
 
ENDSELECT
 
RETURN
 
SUB Sing
 
DEF Sing:INT
 
Sing=TheLine
 
MOVE Win,TextX,TextY
 
Number$=STR$(BottlesOfBeer)
 
IF BottlesOfBeer=0
 
Number$="No more"
TheLine$[0]="bottles"
TheLine$[3]="Go to the store and buy some more."
 
ENDIF
 
IF BottlesOfBeer=1
 
TheLine$[0]="bottle"
TheLine$[3]="Take it down, pass it around."
 
ENDIF
 
IF TheLine=4 THEN Sing=1
 
IF (TheLine=1)|(TheLine=2)|(TheLine=4)
 
IF BottlesOfBeer>-1 THEN PRINT Win,Number$+" "+TheLine$[0]+" "+TheLine$[Sing] ELSE GOSUB TheEnd
 
ELSE
 
PRINT Win,TheLine$[3]
 
BottlesOfBeer=BottlesOfBeer-1
 
ENDIF
 
TheLine=TheLine+1
 
VSpace(1)
 
IF TheLine>4
 
TheLine=1
 
VSpace(1)
 
ENDIF
 
RETURN
 
SUB TheEnd
 
PRINT Win,"What's the problem, offishur?"
 
STOPTIMER Win
 
VSpace(2)
 
MOVE Win,TextX,TextY:PRINT Win,"That's all."
 
RETURN
 
SUB VSpace(Number:UINT)
 
TextY=TextY+(TextHeight*Number)
 
IF TextY+(TextHeight*8)>ScreenSizeY THEN CLR()
 
RETURN
 
SUB CLR()
 
FOR X=0 TO ScreenSizeY
 
MOVE Win,0,X:PRINT Win,Erase$
 
TextY=8
 
NEXT X
 
RETURN
 

console only version[edit]

Rather quickly written and dirty.

REM Using the ESC key to exit will not work in console programs under Windows 95/98 or ME.
 
DECLARE SingWallLn()
DECLARE Delay1()
DECLARE Delay2()
'To use ESC Key to exit.
DECLARE Quit()
DECLARE TheEnd()
 
DEF Bottles:UINT
DEF Number$,Again$:STRING
 
OPENCONSOLE
 
PRINT"I'm going to sing a song.":PRINT
 
Delay1()
 
LABEL StartSong
 
Bottles=99
 
DO
Quit()
 
SingWallLn():Delay1()
 
PRINT LTRIM$(STR$(Bottles))+Number$+" of beer.":Delay1()
 
IF Bottles>0 THEN PRINT"Take one down, pass it around." ELSE PRINT"Take it down, pass it around.":Delay1()
 
Bottles=Bottles-1
 
SingWallLn()
 
Delay2()
 
PRINT:PRINT
 
UNTIL Bottles=0
 
Delay2()
 
ClS
 
LABEL Question
 
INPUT"Sing it again (y or n)?",Again$
 
SELECT Again$
 
CASE("y")
CASE("Y")
 
CLS
 
GOTO StartSong
 
CASE "n"
CASE "N"
 
CLS
 
PRINT"Fine, be that way.":Delay2()
 
TheEnd()
 
ENDSELECT
 
PRINT"Sorry, I didn't understand.":PRINT
 
GOTO Question
 
'Keep from running into subroutines.
END
 
SUB SingWallLn()
 
IF Bottles=1 THEN Number$=" bottle" ELSE Number$=" bottles"
 
PRINT LTRIM$(STR$(Bottles))+Number$+" of beer on the wall."
 
RETURN
 
SUB Delay1()
 
FOR X=1 TO 7000:NEXT X
 
RETURN
 
SUB Delay2()
 
FOR X=1 TO 1750000:NEXT X
 
RETURN
 
SUB Quit()
 
'Close program by pressing the ESC key.
'Will not work in console under Windows 95/98 or ME.
IF GETKEYSTATE(0x1B) THEN TheEnd()
 
RETURN
 
SUB TheEnd()
 
CLOSECONSOLE
 
END
 
RETURN
 

FBSL[edit]

This is a OO version, using FBSL v3.5 Beta

#AppType Console
 
Class Wall
bottles
 
SUB Initialize(%n = 99)
bottles = n
END SUB
 
Method Denom()
IF bottles+1 > 1 THEN
RETURN "one"
ELSEIF bottles+1 = 1 THEN
RETURN "it"
END IF
END Method
 
Method StockUp( %n = 99 )
bottles = n
END Method
 
Method TakeOneDown()
bottles = bottles - 1
END Method
 
Method Pluraliser()
IF bottles > 1 THEN
RETURN "s"
ELSE
RETURN ""
END IF
END method
 
Method Sing()
PRINT bottles, " bottle", Pluraliser(), " of beer on the wall"
PRINT bottles, " bottle", Pluraliser(), " of beer"
TakeOneDown()
PRINT "take ", Denom(), " down and pass it round"
IF bottles > 0 THEN
PRINT bottles, " bottle", Pluraliser(), " of beer on the wall"
PRINT
ELSE
PRINT "no more bottles of beer on the wall"
PRINT
PRINT "no more bottles of beer on the wall"
PRINT "no more bottles of beer on the wall"
PRINT "go to the store and buy some more"
StockUp(99)
PRINT bottles, " bottle", Pluraliser(), " of beer on the wall"
PRINT
END IF
RETURN bottles
END Method
 
END Class
 
DIM BeerSong AS new Wall(99)
 
WHILE BeerSong.Sing() <> 99
END WHILE
 

FreeBASIC[edit]

' FB 1.05.0 Win64
 
Dim As Integer bottles = 99
Dim As String b = " bottles "
 
Do
Print Str(bottles); b; "of beer hanging on the wall"
Print Str(bottles); b; "of beer hanging on the wall"
Print "And if one bottle of beer should accidently be drunk"
bottles -= 1
If bottles = 1 Then
b = " bottle "
ElseIf bottles = 0 Then
b = " bottles "
End If
Print "There'll be"; bottles; b; "of beer hanging on the wall"
Print
Loop Until bottles = 0
 
Print "Press any key to sleep it off"
Sleep

FUZE BASIC[edit]

CLS
DIM s$(1)
READ b,s$(0),s$(1),a$,b$,c$,d$,e$,f$
g$ = CHR$(10)
WHILE b > 0 CYCLE
PRINT b;a$;s$(b>1);b$;c$;b;a$;s$(b>1);b$;".";g$;d$;b-1;a$;s$(b-1<>1);b$;c$;g$
b = b - 1
REPEAT
PRINT e$;a$;"s";b$;c$;e$;a$;"s";b$;".";g$;f$;a$;"s";b$;c$
DATA 99,"","s"," bottle"," of beer"," on the wall. ","Take one down, pass it around. "
DATA "No more","Go to the store and buy some more. 99"
END

Integer BASIC[edit]

IMPORTANT NOTE: Integer BASIC was written (and hand-assembled by Woz himself) for the Apple 1 and original Apple 2. The Apple 1 has NO support for lower-case letters, and it was an expensive (and later) option on the Apple 2. The UPPER-CASE output of this example accurately represents the only reasonable solution for those target devices, and therefore cannot be "fixed" for mixed case, only deleted.

E000G (APPLE II)
E000R (APPLE I)
10 REM -------------------------
11 REM BEERSONG IN APPLE INTEGER
12 REM BASIC BY BARRYM 2011-8-21
13 REM THANKS : APPLEWIN1.17.2.0
14 REM THANKS ALSO : POM1 0.7B
15 REM -------------------------
16 REM PRINTS THE COMPLETE UPPER
17 REM CASE LYRICS ON AN APPLE I
18 REM OR AN 'ORIGINAL' APPLE II
19 REM WITH WOZ'S INTEGER BASIC.
20 REM -------------------------
21 REM THIS BASIC HAS AN UNUSUAL
22 REM 'THEN', WHICH EXECUTES OR
23 REM SKIPS ONE (AND ONLY ONE!)
24 REM STATEMENT. THIS CONFUSED
25 REM US KIDS REGULARLY WHEN WE
26 REM TRIED TRANSLATING INTEGER
27 REM BASIC GAMES TO APPLE$OFT!
30 REM -------------------------
40 FOR B=99 TO 98 STEP 0: PRINT : FOR W=0 TO 2: IF W<2 THEN 70
50 IF B THEN PRINT "TAKE ONE DOWN AND PASS IT AROUND";:B=B-1
60 IF B+1 THEN 70:B=99: PRINT "GO TO THE STORE AND BUY SOME MORE";
70 IF W THEN PRINT ",": IF B THEN PRINT B;: IF B=0 THEN PRINT "NO MORE";
80 PRINT " BOTTLE";: IF B#1 THEN PRINT "S";: PRINT " OF BEER";
90 IF W#1 THEN PRINT " ON THE WALL";: IF W THEN PRINT ".": NEXT W,B: END
RUN

Liberty BASIC[edit]

For bottles = 99 To 1 Step -1
song$ = song$ + str$(bottles) + " bottle"
If (bottles > 1) Then song$ = song$ + "s"
song$ = song$ + " of beer on the wall, " + str$(bottles) + " bottle"
If (bottles > 1) Then song$ = song$ + "s"
song$ = song$ + " of beer," + chr$(13) + chr$(10) + "Take one down, pass it around, " + str$(bottles - 1) + " bottle"
If (bottles > 2) Or (bottles = 1) Then song$ = song$ + "s"
song$ = song$ + " of beer on the wall." + chr$(13) + chr$(10)
Next bottles
song$ = song$ + "No more bottles of beer on the wall, no more bottles of beer." _
+ chr$(13) + chr$(10) + "Go to the store and buy some more, 99 bottles of beer on the wall."
 
Print song$

Microsoft Small Basic[edit]

 
For n = 99 To 1 Step -1
If n = 1 Then
bottleText1 = "1 bottle"
bottleText2 = "No more bottles"
ElseIf n = 2 then
bottleText1 = "2 bottles"
bottleText2 = "1 bottle"
Else
bottleText1 = n + " bottles"
bottleText2 = n - 1 + " bottles"
EndIf
TextWindow.WriteLine(bottleText1 + " of beer on the wall")
TextWindow.WriteLine(bottleText1 + " of beer")
TextWindow.WriteLine("Take one down, pass it around")
TextWindow.WriteLine(bottleText2 + " of beer on the wall")
TextWindow.WriteLine("")
EndFor
 

OxygenBasic[edit]

 
INT x=99
STRING cr,TAB,pr,bottles,bottlem,remain
cr=chr(13) chr(10)
TAB=chr(9)
pr="99 BOTTLES" cr cr
bottles=" bottles "
bottlem=" bottles "
'
FOR x=99 TO 1 STEP -1
IF x=1
bottles=" bottle "
bottlem=" bottles "
remain="No"
ELSEIF x=2
bottlem=" bottle "
remain=x-1
ELSE
remain=x-1
END IF
pr+=
x bottles "of beer on the wall" cr +
x bottles "of beer" cr +
"Take one down, pass it around" cr +
remain bottlem "of beer on the wall" cr +
cr
NEXT
'
putfile "t.txt",pr
 

PowerBASIC[edit]

#COMPILE EXE
#DIM ALL
 
FUNCTION PBMAIN () AS LONG
 
DIM bottles%
DIM b$
DIM done$
bottles% = 99
b$ = " bottles "
DO
PRINT bottles%; b$; "of beer hanging on the wall"
PRINT bottles%; b$; "of beer..."
PRINT "And if one bottle of beer should accidentally be drunk"
bottles% = bottles% - 1
IF bottles% = 1 THEN
b$ = " bottle "
ELSEIF bottles% = 0 THEN
b$ = " bottles "
ELSE
' Press on!
END IF
PRINT "There'll be"; bottles; b$; "of beer hanging on the wall"
PRINT
LOOP UNTIL bottles% = 0
 
 
CON.INPUT("Press any key to sleep it off",done$)
 
END FUNCTION

PureBasic[edit]

Normal version[edit]

If OpenConsole()
Define Bottles=99
While Bottles
PrintN(Str(Bottles)+" bottles of beer on the wall")
PrintN(Str(Bottles)+" bottles of beer")
PrintN("Take one down, pass it around")
Bottles-1
PrintN(Str(Bottles)+" bottles of beer on the wall"+#CRLF$)
Wend
 
PrintN(#CRLF$+#CRLF$+"Press ENTER to exit"):Input()
CloseConsole()
EndIf

An object-oriented solution[edit]

Prototype Wall_Action(*Self, Number.i)
 
Structure WallClass
Inventory.i
AddBottle.Wall_Action
DrinkAndSing.Wall_Action
EndStructure
 
Procedure.s _B(n, Short=#False)
Select n
Case 0 : result$="No more bottles "
Case 1 : result$=Str(n)+" bottle of beer"
Default: result$=Str(n)+" bottles of beer"
EndSelect
If Not Short: result$+" on the wall": EndIf
ProcedureReturn result$+#CRLF$
EndProcedure
 
Procedure PrintBottles(*Self.WallClass, n)
Bottles$=" bottles of beer "
Bottle$ =" bottle of beer "
txt$ = _B(*Self\Inventory)
txt$ + _B(*Self\Inventory, #True)
txt$ + "Take one down, pass it around"+#CRLF$
*Self\AddBottle(*Self, -1)
txt$ + _B(*self\Inventory)
PrintN(txt$)
ProcedureReturn *Self\Inventory
EndProcedure
 
Procedure AddBottle(*Self.WallClass, n)
i=*Self\Inventory+n
If i>=0
*Self\Inventory=i
EndIf
EndProcedure
 
Procedure InitClass()
*class.WallClass=AllocateMemory(SizeOf(WallClass))
If *class
InitializeStructure(*class, WallClass)
With *class
\AddBottle =@AddBottle()
\DrinkAndSing =@PrintBottles()
EndWith
EndIf
ProcedureReturn *class
EndProcedure
 
If OpenConsole()
*MyWall.WallClass=InitClass()
If *MyWall
*MyWall\AddBottle(*MyWall, 99)
While *MyWall\DrinkAndSing(*MyWall, #True): Wend
;
PrintN(#CRLF$+#CRLF$+"Press ENTER to exit"):Input()
CloseConsole()
EndIf
EndIf

REALbasic[edit]

Place the following in the "open" event of a console application.

dim bottles as Integer = 99
While bottles > 0
Print(str(bottles) + " bottles of beer on the wall")
Print(str(bottles) + " bottles of beer")
Print("Take one down, pass it around")
bottles = bottles - 1
Print(str(bottles) + " bottles of beer on the wall")
Wend

Run BASIC[edit]

b$ = " bottles"
for bottles = 99 To 1 Step -1
If (bottles = 1) then b$ = " bottle"
print bottles;b$;" of beer on the wall, "
print bottles ;b$;" of beer"
print "Take one down, pass it around, "
if bottles = 1 then
print "No bottles of beer on the wall"
else
print bottles - 1;b$;" of beer on the wall.";chr$(10)
end if
next bottles

smart BASIC[edit]

READ b,s$(0),s$(1),a$,b$,c$,d$,e$,f$
g$ = CHR$(10)
WHILE b > 0
IF b>1 THEN
x=1
ELSE
x=0
ENDIF
IF b-1 <> 1 THEN
y=1
ELSE
y=0
ENDIF
PRINT b;a$;s$(x);b$;c$;b;a$;s$(x);b$;".";g$;d$;b-1;a$;s$(y);b$;c$;g$
b = b - 1
END WHILE
PRINT e$;a$;"s";b$;c$;e$;a$;"s";b$;".";g$;f$;a$;"s";b$;c$
DATA 99,"","s"," bottle"," of beer"," on the wall. ","Take one down, pass it around. "
DATA "No more","Go to the store and buy some more. 99"
END

TI-83 BASIC[edit]

PROGRAM:BEER
:For(I,99,1,-1)
:Disp I
:Disp "BOTTLES OF BEER"
:Disp "ON THE WALL,"
:Disp I
:Pause "BOTTLES OF BEER,"
:Disp "TAKE ONE DOWN,"
:Disp "PASS IT AROUND,"
:Disp I-1
:Disp "BOTTLES OF BEER"
:Disp "ON THE WALL."
:End
 


TI-89 BASIC[edit]

Prgm
Local i,plural,clockWas,t,k,wait
"s" → plural
0 → k
isClkOn() → clockWas
 
Define wait() = Prgm
EndPrgm
 
ClockOn
 
For i,99,0,–1
Disp ""
Disp string(i) & " bottle" & plural & " of beer on the"
Disp "wall, " & string(i) & " bottle" & plural & " of beer."
 
getTime()[3]→t
While getTime()[3] = t and k = 0 : getKey() → k : EndWhile
If k ≠ 0 Then : Exit : EndIf
 
Disp "Take one down, pass it"
Disp "around."
 
getTime()[3]→t
While getTime()[3] = t and k = 0 : getKey() → k : EndWhile
If k ≠ 0 Then : Exit : EndIf
 
If i - 1 = 1 Then
"" → plural
EndIf
If i > 1 Then
Disp string(i-1) & " bottle" & plural & " of beer on the"
Disp "wall."
Else
Disp "No more bottles of beer on"
Disp "the wall."
EndIf
 
getTime()[3]→t
While abs(getTime()[3] - t)<2 and k = 0 : getKey() → k : EndWhile
If k ≠ 0 Then : Exit : EndIf
 
EndFor
If not clockWas Then
ClockOff
ENdIf
EndPrgm

True BASIC[edit]

 
! TrueBASIC v6.007
 
LET bottles = 99
LET b$ = " bottles "
 
DO
PRINT bottles; b$; "of beer hanging on the wall"
PRINT bottles; b$; "f beer hanging on the wall"
PRINT "And if one bottle of beer should accidentally be drunk"
LET bottles = bottles -1
IF bottles = 1 THEN
LET b$ = " bottle "
ELSEIF bottles = 0 THEN
LET b$ = " bottles "
ELSE
! Press on
END IF
PRINT "There'll be"; bottles; b$; "of beer hanging on the wall"
PRINT
LOOP UNTIL bottles = 0
 
PRINT "Press any key to sleep it off"
GET KEY done
END
 

Visual Basic[edit]

Sub Main()
Const bottlesofbeer As String = " bottles of beer"
Const onthewall As String = " on the wall"
Const takeonedown As String = "Take one down, pass it around"
Const onebeer As String = "1 bottle of beer"
 
Dim bottles As Long
 
For bottles = 99 To 3 Step -1
Debug.Print CStr(bottles) & bottlesofbeer & onthewall
Debug.Print CStr(bottles) & bottlesofbeer
Debug.Print takeonedown
Debug.Print CStr(bottles - 1) & bottlesofbeer & onthewall
Debug.Print
Next
 
Debug.Print "2" & bottlesofbeer & onthewall
Debug.Print "2" & bottlesofbeer
Debug.Print takeonedown
Debug.Print onebeer & onthewall
Debug.Print
 
Debug.Print onebeer & onthewall
Debug.Print onebeer
Debug.Print takeonedown
Debug.Print "No more" & bottlesofbeer & onthewall
Debug.Print
 
Debug.Print "No" & bottlesofbeer & onthewall
Debug.Print "No" & bottlesofbeer
Debug.Print "Go to the store, buy some more"
Debug.Print "99" & bottlesofbeer & onthewall
End Sub

Visual Basic .NET[edit]

Platform: .NET

Classic[edit]

Module Module1
Sub Main()
Dim Bottles As Integer
For Bottles = 99 To 0 Step -1
If Bottles = 0 Then
Console.WriteLine("No more bottles of beer on the wall, no more bottles of beer.")
Console.WriteLine("Go to the store and buy some more, 99 bottles of beer on the wall.")
Console.ReadLine()
ElseIf Bottles = 1 Then
Console.WriteLine(Bottles & " bottle of beer on the wall, " & Bottles & " bottle of beer.")
Console.WriteLine("Take one down and pass it around, no more bottles of beer on the wall.")
Console.ReadLine()
Else
Console.WriteLine(Bottles & " bottles of beer on the wall, " & Bottles & " bottles of beer.")
Console.WriteLine("Take one down and pass it around, " & (Bottles - 1) & " bottles of beer on the wall.")
Console.ReadLine()
End If
Next
End Sub
End Module

String interpolation[edit]

Module Program
Function Plural(count As Integer) As String
Return If(count = 1, "", "s")
End Function
 
Sub Main()
For i = 99 To 1 Step -1
Console.WriteLine($"{i} bottle{Plural(i)} of beer on the wall")
Console.WriteLine($"{i} bottle{Plural(i)} of beer")
Console.WriteLine($"Take one down, pass it around")
Console.WriteLine($"{i - 1} bottle{Plural(i - 1)} of beer on the wall")
Console.WriteLine()
Next
End Sub
End Module

Mental mutilation beyond hope of regeneration[edit]

Option Explicit Off
Option Strict Off
 
Module Program
Sub Main
i = 99
START:
Console.Write(i)
Console.Write(" bottle")
If i > 1 Then Console.Write("s")
Console.Write(" of beer on the wall")
Console.WriteLine()
Console.Write(i)
Console.Write(" bottle")
If i > 1 Then Console.Write("s")
Console.Write(" of beer")
Console.WriteLine()
Console.Write($"Take one down, pass it around")
Console.WriteLine()
Console.Write(i - 1)
Console.Write(" bottle")
If i - 1 > 1 Then Console.Write("s")
Console.Write(" of beer on the wall")
Console.WriteLine()
Console.WriteLine()
i -= 1
If i > 0 Then GoTo START
End Sub
End Module

Python[edit]

Option Strict Off
 
Module Program
Sub Main()
Dim a=" bottles of beer",b=" on the wall"&vbLf,c="Take one down, pass it around"&vbLf,s=Function(o)o.ToString
Console.Write(String.Join(vbLf,Enumerable.Range(1,99).Reverse.Select(Function(x)s(x)+a+b+s(x)+a+vbLf+c+s(x-1)+a+b)))
End Sub
End Module

With sound[edit]

Compiler: Roslyn Visual Basic (language version >= 15.3)

Platform: Windows, versions other than 64-bit Vista and XP, and either with a 8254 chip or sound card installed.

Plays tones synchronized with output syllable-by-syllable. Uses word forms of numbers, but can be made to display the numbers (while still playing the appropriate number of notes as per the word form).

Uses the Windows beep function, which on modern PCs should just use the speakers. Volume depends on system volume.

Parses command-line arguments (no validation) (syntax: <name>:<value>, space-separated and optionally enclosed in quotes):

  • bpm (default 120): beats-per-minute. Beep seems to lag when called frequently, resulting in desynchronized sound and dropped notes
  • oct (default 3): (MIDI) octave to play notes in.
  • words (default true): Whether to display bottle count as words; set to false to get task-compliant output

Could use some tidying-up of magic numbers.

Options and imports statements (all parts must be in one file):

Option Explicit On
Option Infer On
Option Strict On
 
Imports System.Globalization
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System.Threading

Helper to parse command-line arguments:

 
Module ArgHelper
ReadOnly _ArgDict As New Dictionary(Of String, String)()
 
Delegate Function TryParse(Of T, TResult)(value As T, <Out> ByRef result As TResult) As Boolean
 
Sub InitializeArguments(args As String())
For Each item In args
item = item.ToUpperInvariant()
 
If item.Length > 0 AndAlso item(0) <> """"c Then
Dim colonPos = item.IndexOf(":"c, StringComparison.Ordinal)
 
If colonPos <> -1 Then
' Split arguments with colons into key(part before colon) / value(part after colon) pairs.
_ArgDict.Add(item.Substring(0, colonPos), item.Substring(colonPos + 1, item.Length - colonPos - 1))
End If
End If
Next
End Sub
 
Sub FromArgument(Of T)(
key As String,
<Out> ByRef var As T,
getDefault As Func(Of T),
tryParse As TryParse(Of String, T),
Optional validate As Predicate(Of T) = Nothing)
 
Dim value As String = Nothing
If _ArgDict.TryGetValue(key.ToUpperInvariant(), value) Then
If Not (tryParse(value, var) AndAlso (validate Is Nothing OrElse validate(var))) Then
Console.WriteLine($"Invalid value for {key}: {value}")
Environment.Exit(-1)
End If
Else
var = getDefault()
End If
End Sub
End Module

Program:

Module Program
Function GetNumberSyllables(n As Integer) As IEnumerable(Of String)
Static getTensPrefix As Func(Of Integer, IEnumerable(Of String)) =
Iterator Function(_n As Integer) As IEnumerable(Of String)
Select Case _n
Case 20 : Yield "twen"
Case 30 : Yield "thir"
Case 40 : Yield "for"
Case 50 : Yield "fif"
Case 60 : Yield "six"
Case 70 : Yield "se" : Yield "ven"
Case 80 : Yield "eigh"
Case 90 : Yield "nine"
Case Else
Throw New ArgumentOutOfRangeException(NameOf(_n), _n, "")
End Select
End Function
 
Static getSmallNumber As Func(Of Integer, IEnumerable(Of String)) =
Iterator Function(_n As Integer) As IEnumerable(Of String)
Select Case _n
Case 0 : Yield "ze" : Yield "ro"
Case 1 : Yield "one"
Case 2 : Yield "two"
Case 3 : Yield "three"
Case 4 : Yield "four"
Case 5 : Yield "five"
Case 6 : Yield "six"
Case 7 : Yield "se" : Yield "ven"
Case 8 : Yield "eight"
Case 9 : Yield "nine"
Case 10 : Yield "ten"
Case 11 : Yield "e" : Yield "le" : Yield "ven"
Case 12 : Yield "twelve"
Case 13 : Yield "thir" : Yield "teen"
Case 14 : Yield "four" : Yield "teen"
Case 15 To 19
For Each s In getTensPrefix((_n - 10) * 10)
Yield s
Next
Yield "teen"
Case Else
Throw New ArgumentOutOfRangeException(NameOf(_n), _n, "")
End Select
End Function
 
Select Case n
Case 0 To 19
Return getSmallNumber(n)
Case 20 To 99
Dim tens = (n \ 10) * 10
Dim ones = n Mod 10
 
Dim tensSyllables = getTensPrefix(tens).Append("ty")
If ones = 0 Then Return tensSyllables
 
Dim onesSyllables = getSmallNumber(ones)
Return tensSyllables.
Append("-" & onesSyllables.First()).
Concat(onesSyllables.Skip(1))
Case Else
Throw New ArgumentOutOfRangeException(NameOf(n), n, "")
End Select
End Function
 
Iterator Function GetLyrics(numbersToWords As Boolean) As IEnumerable(Of (text As String, midiNote As Integer, noteType As Double))
Dim getSyllablesWordsOrNumber =
Function(n As Integer) As IEnumerable(Of String)
Dim syllables = GetNumberSyllables(n)
If numbersToWords Then
Dim firstWordTitleCase = CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.TextInfo.ToTitleCase(syllables.First())
Return syllables.Skip(1).Prepend(firstWordTitleCase)
Else
Return syllables.Skip(1).Select(Function(s) "").Prepend(n.ToString(CultureInfo.CurrentCulture))
End If
End Function
 
Dim number, nextNumber As IEnumerable(Of String)
nextNumber = getSyllablesWordsOrNumber(99)
For i = 99 To 1 Step -1
number = nextNumber
nextNumber = getSyllablesWordsOrNumber(i - 1)
 
For Each syl In number
Yield (syl, 67, 4)
Next
Yield (" bo", 62, 4)
Yield ("ttle" & Plural(i), 62, 4)
Yield (" of", 62, 4)
Yield (" beer", 67, 4)
Yield (" on", 67, 4)
Yield (" the", 67, 4)
Yield (" wall", 67, 4 / 3)
 
Yield (vbLf, -1, 0)
For Each syl In number
Yield (syl, 69, 4)
Next
Yield (" bo", 64, 4)
Yield ("ttle" & Plural(i), 64, 4)
Yield (" of", 64, 4)
Yield (" beer", 69, 1)
 
Yield (vbLf, -1, 0)
Yield ("Take", 66, 2)
Yield (" one", 66, 4)
Yield (" down,", 66, 4 / 3)
Yield (" pass", 66, 4)
Yield (" it", 66, 4)
Yield (" a", 66, 4)
Yield ("round", 66, 4 / 3)
 
Yield (vbLf, -1, 0)
For Each syl In nextNumber
Yield (syl, 62, 4)
Next
Yield (" bo", 64, 4)
Yield ("ttle" & Plural(i - 1), 64, 4)
Yield (" of", 66, 4)
Yield (" beer", 67, 4)
Yield (" on", 67, 4)
Yield (" the", 67, 4)
Yield (" wall" & vbLf, 67, 4 / 3)
 
Yield (vbLf, -1, 0)
Next
End Function
 
' Note 69 = A440
Function MidiNoteToFreq(midiNote As Integer) As Integer
Const REF_NOTE = 69
Const REF_FREQ = 440
Return CInt(REF_FREQ * (2 ^ ((midiNote - REF_NOTE) / 12)))
End Function
 
'e.g. whole=1, half=2, quarter=4
Function NoteToMilliseconds(noteType As Double, bpm As Integer) As Integer
If noteType = 0 Then Return 0
Const SECS_PER_MIN As Integer = 60
Const MS_PER_SEC As Integer = 1000
Const QT_NOTE_VAL As Integer = 4
Return CInt(SECS_PER_MIN * MS_PER_SEC * QT_NOTE_VAL / (bpm * noteType))
End Function
 
Sub PlayNote(midiNote As Integer, millisecondsDuration As Integer)
If millisecondsDuration < 1 Then Return
 
If midiNote > 0 Then
Console.Beep(MidiNoteToFreq(midiNote), millisecondsDuration)
Else
Thread.Sleep(millisecondsDuration)
End If
End Sub
 
Sub Play(Optional bpm As Integer = 120, Optional octave As Integer = 3, Optional numbersToWords As Boolean = True, Optional cancellationToken As CancellationToken = Nothing)
For Each syl In GetLyrics(numbersToWords)
cancellationToken.ThrowIfCancellationRequested()
Console.Write(syl.text)
PlayNote(syl.midiNote + (12 * (octave - 3)), NoteToMilliseconds(syl.noteType, bpm))
Next
End Sub
 
Sub Main(args As String())
Dim bpm As Integer
Dim octave As Integer
Dim numbersToWords As Boolean
 
InitializeArguments(args)
FromArgument("bpm", bpm, Function() 120, AddressOf Integer.TryParse)
FromArgument("oct", octave, Function() 3, AddressOf Integer.TryParse)
FromArgument("words", numbersToWords, Function() True, AddressOf Boolean.TryParse)
 
Using cts As New CancellationTokenSource()
Dim t = Task.Run(Sub() Play(cancellationToken:=cts.Token,
bpm:=bpm,
octave:=octave,
numbersToWords:=numbersToWords), cts.Token)
 
Do
Thread.Yield()
Loop Until t.IsCompleted OrElse Console.KeyAvailable
 
If Not t.IsCompleted Then
Console.WriteLine("STOPPING")
Try
cts.Cancel()
t.Wait()
Catch ex As Exception
End Try
Console.WriteLine("STOPPED")
End If
End Using
End Sub
End Module
 
Output:
Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall
Ninety-nine bottles of beer
Take one down, pass it around
Ninety-eight bottles of beer on the wall

Ninety-eight bottles of beer on the wall
Ninety-eight bottles of beer
Take one down, pass it around
Ninety-seven bottles of beer on the wall

...

One bottle of beer on the wall
One bottle of beer
Take one down, pass it around
Zero bottles of beer on the wall
Output  —  for input words:false:
99 bottles of beer on the wall
99 bottles of beer
Take one down, pass it around
98 bottles of beer on the wall

98 bottles of beer on the wall
98 bottles of beer
Take one down, pass it around
97 bottles of beer on the wall

...

1 bottle of beer on the wall
1 bottle of beer
Take one down, pass it around
0 bottles of beer on the wall

Concurrent[edit]

Module Program
Function Plural(count As Integer) As String
Return If(count = 1, "", "s")
End Function
 
Sub Main()
Parallel.For(0, 99,
Sub(i)
i = 99 - i
Console.WriteLine($"{i} bottle{Plural(i)} of beer on the wall")
Console.WriteLine($"{i} bottle{Plural(i)} of beer")
Console.WriteLine($"Take one down, pass it around")
Console.WriteLine($"{i - 1} bottle{Plural(i - 1)} of beer on the wall")
Console.WriteLine()
End Sub)
End Sub
End Module
Output:
99 bottles of beer on the wall
27 bottles of beer on the wall
51 bottles of beer on the wall
51 bottles of beer
Take one down, pass it around
50 bottles of beer on the wall
27 bottles of beer
Take one down, pass it around
26 bottles of beer on the wall
99 bottles of beer
Take one down, pass it around
98 bottles of beer on the wall


26 bottles of beer on the wall
26 bottles of beer
Take one down, pass it around
25 bottles of beer on the wall
98 bottles of beer on the wall
98 bottles of beer
Take one down, pass it around
97 bottles of beer on the wall

...

Less concurrent[edit]

Module Program
Function Plural(count As Integer) As String
Return If(count = 1, "", "s")
End Function
 
Sub Main()
Dim lockobj As New Object()
Parallel.For(0, 99,
Sub(i)
i = 99 - i
SyncLock lockobj
Console.WriteLine($"{i} bottle{Plural(i)} of beer on the wall")
Console.WriteLine($"{i} bottle{Plural(i)} of beer")
Console.WriteLine($"Take one down, pass it around")
Console.WriteLine($"{i - 1} bottle{Plural(i - 1)} of beer on the wall")
Console.WriteLine()
End SyncLock
End Sub)
End Sub
End Module
Output:
99 bottles of beer on the wall
99 bottles of beer
Take one down, pass it around
98 bottles of beer on the wall

51 bottles of beer on the wall
51 bottles of beer
Take one down, pass it around
50 bottles of beer on the wall

50 bottles of beer on the wall
50 bottles of beer
Take one down, pass it around
49 bottles of beer on the wall

49 bottles of beer on the wall
49 bottles of beer
Take one down, pass it around
48 bottles of beer on the wall

...

MoreD RconUcurrentNK[edit]

Module Program
Function Plural(count As Integer) As String
Return If(count = 1, "", "s")
End Function
 
Sub Main()
Dim WriteLine =
Sub(s As String)
For Each c In s
Threading.Thread.Sleep(0)
Console.Write(c)
Next
Console.WriteLine()
End Sub
 
Parallel.For(0, 99,
Sub(i)
i = 99 - i
WriteLine($"{i} bottle{Plural(i)} of beer on the wall")
WriteLine($"{i} bottle{Plural(i)} of beer")
WriteLine($"Take one down, pass it around")
WriteLine($"{i - 1} bottle{Plural(i - 1)} of beer on the wall")
WriteLine("")
End Sub)
End Sub
End Module
Output:
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Take one down, pass it around
2 bottles of beer on the wall

99 bottles of beer
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98 bottles of beer
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...

XBasic[edit]

Translation of: Microsoft Small Basic
Works with: Windows XBasic
 
PROGRAM "99bottles"
VERSION "0.0001"
 
DECLARE FUNCTION Entry()
 
FUNCTION Entry()
FOR n@@ = 99 TO 1 STEP -1
SELECT CASE TRUE
CASE n@@ = 1:
bottleText1$ = "1 bottle"
bottleText2$ = "No more bottles"
CASE n@@ = 2:
bottleText1$ = "2 bottles"
bottleText2$ = "1 bottle"
CASE ELSE:
bottleText1$ = LTRIM$(STR$(n@@)) + " bottles"
bottleText2$ = LTRIM$(STR$(n@@ - 1)) + " bottles"
END SELECT
PRINT bottleText1$; " of beer on the wall"
PRINT bottleText1$; " of beer"
PRINT "Take one down, pass it around"
PRINT bottleText2$; " of beer on the wall"
PRINT
NEXT n@@
END FUNCTION
END PROGRAM
 

ZX Spectrum Basic[edit]

10 DEF FN n$(b)="no more" AND NOT b
20 DEF FN m$(b)=(STR$ b) AND b
30 DEF FN o$(b)="s" AND (b>1)
40 DEF FN b$(b)=FN m$(b)+FN n$(b)
50 DEF FN p$(b)=FN o$(b)+("s" AND NOT b)
60 FOR i=99 TO 0 STEP -1
70 LET x$=FN b$(i)
80 IF x$(1)="n" THEN LET x$(1)="N"
90 PRINT x$;
100 PRINT " bottle";FN o$(i);" of beer on the wall, "'FN b$(i);" bottle";FN p$(i);" of beer."
110 IF NOT i THEN GO TO 160
120 PRINT "Take one down"'"and pass it around, ";
130 PRINT FN b$(i-1);" bottle";FN p$(i-1);" of beer on the wall."
140 PRINT
150 NEXT i
160 PRINT "Go to the store and buy some more, 99 bottles of beer on the wall."
 

VBA[edit]

This version uses tail recursion and inline if-statements, plus a Static variable to count the number of bottles emptied.

Public Function countbottles(n As Integer, liquid As String) As String
countbottles = IIf(n > 1, Format$(n), IIf(n = 0, "no more", "one")) & " bottle" & IIf(n = 1, "", "s") & " of " & liquid
End Function
 
Public Sub drink(fullbottles As Integer, Optional liquid As String = "beer")
Static emptybottles As Integer
 
Debug.Print countbottles(fullbottles, liquid) & " on the wall"
Debug.Print countbottles(fullbottles, liquid)
 
If fullbottles > 0 Then
Debug.Print "take " & IIf(fullbottles > 1, "one", "it") & " down, pass it around"
Debug.Print countbottles(fullbottles - 1, liquid) & " on the wall"
Debug.Print
emptybottles = emptybottles + 1
drink fullbottles - 1, liquid
Else
Debug.Print "go to the store and buy some more"
Debug.Print countbottles(emptybottles, liquid) & " on the wall"
End If
 
End Sub

Usage: type "drink 99" in the Immediate window of the VBA editor. If you're not a beer drinker, you can specify your own favourite drink as the second argument; for example:

drink 3, "Johnnie Walker"

3 bottles of Johnnie Walker on the wall
3 bottles of Johnnie Walker
take one down, pass it around
2 bottles of Johnnie Walker on the wall

2 bottles of Johnnie Walker on the wall
2 bottles of Johnnie Walker
take one down, pass it around
one bottle of Johnnie Walker on the wall

one bottle of Johnnie Walker on the wall
one bottle of Johnnie Walker
take it down, pass it around
no more bottles of Johnnie Walker on the wall

no more bottles of Johnnie Walker on the wall
no more bottles of Johnnie Walker
go to the store and buy some more
3 bottles of Johnnie Walker on the wall

VBScript[edit]

Simple Method[edit]

sub song( numBottles )
dim i
for i = numBottles to 0 step -1
if i > 0 then
wscript.echo pluralBottles(i) & " of beer on the wall"
wscript.echo pluralBottles(i) & " of beer"
if i = 1 then
wscript.echo "take it down"
else
wscript.echo "take one down"
end if
wscript.echo "and pass it round"
wscript.echo pluralBottles(i-1) & " of beer on the wall"
wscript.echo
else
wscript.echo "no more bottles of beer on the wall"
wscript.echo "no more bottles of beer"
wscript.echo "go to the store"
wscript.echo "and buy some more"
wscript.echo pluralBottles(numBottles) & " of beer on the wall"
wscript.echo
end if
next
end sub
 
function pluralBottles( n )
select case n
case 1
pluralBottles = "one bottle"
case 0
pluralBottles = "no more bottles"
case else
pluralBottles = n & " bottles"
end select
end function
 
song 3
Output:
3 bottles of beer on the wall
3 bottles of beer
take one down
and pass it round
2 bottles of beer on the wall

2 bottles of beer on the wall
2 bottles of beer
take one down
and pass it round
one bottle of beer on the wall

one bottle of beer on the wall
one bottle of beer
take it down
and pass it round
no more bottles of beer on the wall

no more bottles of beer on the wall
no more bottles of beer
go to the store
and buy some more
3 bottles of beer on the wall

Regular Expressions and Embedded Scripting[edit]

Another way of doing it, using Regular Expressions to locate executable code inside {} and replacing the code with the result of its evaluation.

function pluralBottles( n )
select case n
case 1
pluralBottles = "one bottle"
case 0
pluralBottles = "no more bottles"
case else
pluralBottles = n & " bottles"
end select
end function
 
function eef( b, r1, r2 )
if b then
eef = r1
else
eef = r2
end if
end function
 
Function evalEmbedded(sInput, sP1)
dim oRe, oMatch, oMatches
dim sExpr, sResult
Set oRe = New RegExp
'Look for expressions as enclosed in braces
oRe.Pattern = "{(.+?)}"
sResult = sInput
do
Set oMatches = oRe.Execute(sResult)
if oMatches.count = 0 then exit do
for each oMatch in oMatches
'~ wscript.echo oMatch.Value
for j = 0 to omatch.submatches.count - 1
sExpr = omatch.submatches(j)
sResult = Replace( sResult, "{" & sExpr & "}", eval(sExpr) )
next
next
loop
evalEmbedded = sResult
End Function
 
sub sing( numBottles )
dim i
for i = numBottles to 0 step -1
if i = 0 then
wscript.echo evalEmbedded("no more bottles of beer on the wall" & vbNewline & _
"no more bottles of beer" & vbNewline & _
"go to the store and buy some more" & vbNewline & _
"{pluralBottles(sP1)} of beer on the wall" & vbNewline, numBottles)
else
wscript.echo evalEmbedded("{pluralBottles(sP1)} of beer on the wall" & vbNewline & _
"{pluralBottles(sP1)} of beer" & vbNewline & _
"take {eef(sP1=1,""it"",""one"")} down and pass it round" & vbNewline & _
"{pluralBottles(sP1-1)} of beer on the wall" & vbNewline, i)
end if
next
end sub
 
sing 3