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Burma Shave
The Verse by the Side of the Road

If you don't know
Whose signs these are
You can't have driven
Very far 
Burma Shave
Remember the Burma-Shave signs?  Burma Shave roadside signs captivated highway travelers all over the country from the 1920's till the 1950's. The Burma-Shave signs came about after a similar product, known as Burma-Vita, began losing sales because of poor marketing strategies and an increase in competition. 
Burma-Vita, a family owned company started by a lawyer in the 1920's to sell liniment, became Burma-Shave as his sons and grandsons that looked to the future and created a brushless shaving cream introduced one to the market in 1927.

 

A Burma Shave Jingle
The originators of the Burma Shave Juingle Things were slow in the early days of the company.  They almost didn't survive because of a lack of strategic marketing tactics.  Allan soon came up with a way to advertise their product from gas station signs which informed travelers that gas, oil, and restrooms were ahead. The signs began to develop their distinct humor and surprise endings and soon became a joyful addition to America's highways.

 

Her chariot raced
80 per
They hauled away
What had Ben Hur
Burma Shave
As road conditions improved and cars became faster, concern increased over the increase in automobile accidents.  Burma-Shave started a public service campaign by making signs that reflected the need for slower speeds as well as the need to pay attention to other drivers on the road.  A study of average highway speeds conducted by the University of Pennsylvania reported that nothing slowed down speeders more reliably than a set of Burma Shave signs.

 

Cattle crossing
Please Drive Slow
That old bull
Is some cows beau
Burma Shave
Is he lonesome
or just blind
This guy who drives
So close behind?
Burma Shave (1952)
Angels who guard you
When you drive
Usually retire
at 65
Burma Shave (1960)
 

By the 1960s, times had changed. America was blanketed by superhighways and faster cars. The shaving cream that smelled like soap and its white-on-red highway signs of verse had fallen by the wayside.  In 1963 the Odell Family sold their company to Philip Morris, Inc.  The conglomerate decided the verses were a silly idea, and that other types of advertising would sell more product. Today one of the last Burma Shave signs has been preserved in the Smithsonian museum in Washington.

 

Shaving Brushes
You'll soon see 'em
On the shelf
In some museum
Burma Shave (1930)


At one time, there was over 7000 signs on the roadside. 
Here are only a few of the sayings we could track down.
 

1929 - 1939 1940 - 1949 1950 - 1960
Your shaving brush 
Has had its day
So why not
Shave the modern way
With
Burma-Shave (1929)
His face 
Was loved
By just his mother
He Burma-Shaved
And now--
Oh, brother (1940) 
His crop of
Whiskers
Needed reaping
That's what kept
His Lena leaping
Burma-Shave (1950)
Every shaver 
Now can snore
Six more minutes
Than before
By using
Burma-Shave (1929)
 
Substitutes and 
Imitations
Send 'em to
Your wife's
Relations
Burma-Shave (1940)
 
A whiskery kiss 
For the one
You adore 
May not make her mad
But her face will be sore Burma-Shave (1950)  
Does your husband
Misbehave
Grunt and grumble
Rant and rave
Shoot the brute some
Burma-Shave (1930)
College cutie
Pigskin hero
Bristly Kiss
Hero
Zero
Burma-Shave (1940)
The whale
Put Jonah
Down the hatch
But coughed him up
Because he scratched
Burma-Shave (1950)
Are your whiskers
When you wake
Tougher than
A two-bit steak?
Try Burma-Shave  (1930)
A scratchy chin
Like bright pink socks
Puts any romance
On the rocks
Burma-Shave (1940)  
Her chariot 
Raced 80 per
They hauled away
What had
Ben Her
Burma-Shave (1950) 
Hinky-dinky
Parley voo
Cheer up the face
The war
Is thru
Burma-Shave (1930)
A Christmas hug
 A birthday kiss
Awaits The woman
Who gives this 
Burma-Shave (1940)
Bracing as 
An ocean breeze
For after shaving
It's sure
To please
Burma-Shave Lotion (1950)
 
Early to rise 
Was meant for those
Old fashioned guys
Who didn't use
Burma-Shave (1930)
 
Always remember 
On any trip
Keep two things
Within your grip
Your steering wheel and Burma-Shave (1940)
A guy who drives
A car wide open
Is not thinkin'
He's just hopin'
Burma-Shave (1950)
 
The 50 cent jar 
So large By heck
Even the Scotch
Now shave the neck
Burma-Shave (1930) 
Approached a crossing
Without looking
Who will eat
His widow's cooking?
Burma-Shave (1940) 
The wife 
Who keeps on
Being kissed
Always heads
Her shopping list
Burma-Shave (1950)
 
Tho stiff
The beard
That Nature gave
It shaves like down
With
Burma-Shave (1930) 
 
Don't pass cars 
On curve or hill
If the cops
Don't get you
Morticians will
Burma-Shave (1940)
  To kiss
A mug
That's like a cactus
Takes more nerve
Than it does practice
Burma-Shave (1950)
   Take a tip
For your trip
No wet brush
To soak
Your grip
Burma-Shave (1931)
Drove too long 
Driver snoozing
What happened next
Is not
Amusing
Burma-Shave (1940)
To change that
 Shaving job
To joy
You gotta use
The real McCoy
Burma-Shave (1950)
The one horse shay 
Has had its day
So has the brush
And lather way
Use
Burma-Shave  (1931) 
Famous last words 
"If he won't
Dim his
I won't
Dim mine"
Burma-Shave (1940)
Twinkle, twinkle 
One-eyed car
We all wonder
WHERE 
You are
Burma-Shave (1950)
Tho tough 
And rough
From wind and wave
Your cheek grows sleek
With
Burma-Shave  (1931)
 
First men buy it 
Then apply it
Then advise
Their friends
To try it
Burma-Shave (1940
  Use Burma-Shave
In tube
Or jar
Then follow up
With our new star
Burma-Shave Lotion (1950)
Golfers!
 If fewer strokes
Are what you crave
You're out of the rough
With
Burma-Shave (1931)
 
Give hand signals 
To those behind
They don't know
What's in
Your mind
Burma-Shave (1940)
Violets are blue 
Roses are pink
On graves 
Of those
Who drive and drink
Burma-Shave (1950)
 
Shaving brush 
All wet
And hairy
I've passed you up
For sanitary
Burma-Shave  (1931) 
Guys whose eyes 
Are in
Their backs
Get halos crossing
Railroad tracks
Burma-Shave (1940)
  The blackened forest
Smolders yet
Because
He flipped
A cigarette
Burma-Shave (1950)
Take a tip
 For your trip
No wet brush
To soak
Your grip
Burma-Shave  (1931) 
He married Grace 
With scratchy face
He only
Got one day
Of Grace!
Burma-Shave (1940)
  The whale
Put Jonah
Down the hatch
But coughed him up
Because he scratched
Burma-Shave (1950)
A shave 
That's real
No cuts to heal
 A soothing
Velvet after-feel Burma-Shave  (1932)
He saw 
The train
And tried to duck it
Kicked first the gas
And then the bucket
Burma-Shave (1940)
The whale 
Put Jonah
Down the hatch
But coughed him up
Because he scratched
Burma-Shave (1950)
The cannoneers
 With hairy ears
On wiry whiskers
Used tin shears
Until they found
Burma-Shave (1932)
 
He's the boy 
The gals forgot
His line
Was smooth
His chin was not
Burma-Shave (1940)
  Burma-Shave
Was such a boom
They passed
The bride
And kissed the groom (1950) 
A shave 
That's real
No cuts to heal
 A soothing
Velvet after-feel Burma-Shave (1932)
Headline news
 For face
And chin
Now improved
With lanolin
Burma-Shave (1940)
  Candidate says
Campaign
Confusing
Babies kiss me
Since I've been using
Burma-Shave (1950)
Political pull
May be
Of use
For razor pull
There's no excuse
Burma-Shave (1932) 
Said Juliet 
To Romeo
If you
Won't shave
Go homeo
Burma-Shave (1940)
   His cheek
Was rough
His chick vamoosed
And now she won't
Come home to roost
Burma-Shave (1950)
You'll love your wife 
You'll love her paw
You'll even love
Your mother-in-law
If you use
Burma-Shave (1932)
No man can really
Do his stuff
With a face that's sore
Or a chin
That's rough
Burma-Shave (1940)
 
If your peach 
Keeps out
Of reach
Better practice
What we preach
Burma-Shave (1950)
 
  Give the guy
The toe of your boot
Who tries
To hand you
A substitute for
Burma-Shave (1932)
Stores are full 
Of shaving aids
But all you need
Is this
And blades
Burma-Shave (1940) 
Missin' Kissin'?
Perhaps your thrush
Can't get thru
The underbrush--try
Burma-Shave (1950)
  For painting cow-shed
Barn or fence
That shaving brush
Is just immense
Burma-Shave (1932)
Sleep in a chair 
Nothing to lose
But a nap
At the wheel
Is a permanent snooze
Burma-Shave (1940)
No use Knowing
How to pick 'em
If your half-shaved
Whiskers stick 'em
Burma-Shave (1950)
Shaving brush
 Don't you cry
You'll be a
Shoe dauber
By and by
Burma-Shave (1933) 
Put your brush 
Back on the shelf
The darn thing
Needs a
Shave itself
Burma-Shave (1940)
Dinah doesn't 
Treat him right
But if he'd
Shave
Dyna-mite!
Burma-Shave (1950)
The answer to 
A maiden's
Prayer
Is not a chin
Of stubby hair
Burma-Shave (1933)
Prickly pears 
Are picked
For pickles
No peach picks
A face that prickles
Burma-Shave (1940) 
 
Clancy's Whiskers
Tickle Nancy
Nancy lowered the boom
On Clancy!
Burma-Shave (1950)
  If your hubby
Trumps your ace
Here's something
That will
Save his face
Burma-Shave (1933)
If these 
Signs blur
And bounce around
You'd better park
And walk to town
Burma-Shave (1940)
 
She will 
Flood your face
With kisses
'Cause you smell
So darn delicious
Burma-Shave Lotion (1950)
Mug and brush 
Old Adam
Had 'em
Is your husband
Like Adam, Madam?
Burma-Shave (1933)
 
When frisky 
With whiskey
Don't drive
'Cause it's
Risky
Burma-Shave (1940)
 
He tried
 To cross
As fast train neared
Death didn't draft him
He volunteered
Burma-Shave (1950)
It's not toasted 
It's not dated
But look out --
It's imitated
Insist on
Burma-Shave (1933)
When you drive
 If caution ceases
You are apt
To rest
In pieces
Burma-Shave (1940)
 
Doesn't Kiss you
Like she useter?
Perhaps she's seen
A smoother rooster!!
Burma-Shave (1950)
  He played
A sax
Had no B.O.
But his whiskers scratched
So she let him go
Burma-Shave (1933)
It's best for 
One who hits
The bottle
To let another
Use the throttle
Burma-Shave (1940)
My job is 
Keeping faces clean
And nobody knows
De stubble
I've seen
Burma-Shave (1950)
Ruddy cheeks 
And face
Of tan
Neatly shaven
What a man!
Burma-Shave (1933)
 
Just spread 
Then pat
Now shave
That's
That
Burma-Shave (1940)
 
His brush is gone
So what'll we do
Said Mike Robe I
To Mike Robe II
Burma-Shave (1950)
 
When cutting 
Whiskers
You don't need
To leave one half
Of them for seed
Burma-Shave (1933)
 
You can beat
 A mile a minute
But there ain't
No future
In it
Burma-Shave (1940)
 
This cooling shave 
Will never fail
To stamp
Its user
First class male
Burma-Shave (1950)
  He had the ring
He had the flat
But she felt his chin
And that
Was that
Burma-Shave (1934) 
You can't reach 80 
Hale and hearty
By driving 80
Home from
The party
Burma-Shave (1940)
 Dinah doesn't 
Treat him right
But if he'd
Shave
Dyna-mite!
Burma-Shave (1950) 
 
Jonah took 
No brush
To mop his face
Where Jonah went
He needed space
Burma-Shave(1934)
You've used 
Our cream
Now try our blades
Pair up the best
In shaving aids
Burma-Shave (1940)
His crop of Whiskers
Needed reaping
That's what kept
His Lena leaping
Burma-Shave (1950)
Your beauty, boys 
Is just
Skin deep
What skin you've got
You ought to keep
Burma-Shave(1934)
 
College cutie 
Pigskin hero
Bristly Kiss
Hero
Zero
Burma-Shave (1940)
The draftee 
Tried a tube
And purred
Well whaddya know
I've been defurred
Burma-Shave (1950)
The answer to 
A shaver's dream
A greaseless
No brush
Shaving cream
Burma-Shave(1934) 
This is not 
A clever verse
I tried
And tried
But just
Got worse 
Burma-shave (1940) 
The wife 
Who keeps on
Being kissed
Always heads
Her shopping list
Burma-Shave (1950) 
Bachelor's quarters 
Dog on the rug
Whiskers to blame
No one
To hug
Burma-Shave(1934)
 
The bearded devil 
Is forced
To dwell
In the only place
Where they don't sell
Burma-Shave (1940)  
Is he Lonesome
Or just blind--
This guy who drives
So close behind?
Burma-Shave (1950)
Bristly beard Or silky fuzz
Just shave 'em back
To where
They was
Burma-Shave(1934)
 
Headline news For face
And chin
Now improved
With lanolin
Burma-Shave (1940)
 
His cheek Was rough
His chick vamoosed
And now she won't
Come home to roost
Burma-Shave (1950)
Beneath this stone Lies Elmer Gush
Tickled to death
By his shaving brush
Burma-Shave (1934)
 
  He's the boy
The gals forgot
His line
Was smooth
His chin was not
Burma-Shave (1940)
 
Clancy's Whiskers
Tickle Nancy
Nancy lowered the boom
On Clancy!
Burma-Shave (1950)
 Every second 
Without fail
Some store
Rings up
Another sale
Burma-Shave (1934)
Drove too long 
Driver snoozing
What happened next
Is not
Amusing
Burma-Shave (1940)
 
These signs 
We gladly
Dedicate
To men who've had
No date of late
Burma-Shave (1950)
The bearded lady 
Tried a jar
She's now
A famous
Movie star
Burma-Shave(1934)
 
 Don't pass cars 
On curve or hill
If the cops
Don't get you
Morticians will
Burma-Shave (1940)
 
A guy 
Who drives
A car wide open
Is not thinkin'
He's just hopin'
Burma-Shave (1950)
  College boys!
Your courage muster
Shave off
That fuzzy
Cookie duster
Burma-Shave (1934)
Tell 
The dear
Who shops around
That half a buck
Buys half a pound
Burma-Shave (1941)
 
The ladies
 Take one whiff
And purr--
It's no wonder
Men prefer
Burma-Shave Lotion (1950)
  Every day
We do
Our part
To make your face
A work of art
Burma-Shave(1934)
  They missed
The turn
Car was whizz'n
Fault was her'n
Funeral his'n
Burma-Shave (1941)
 
Bracing as
 An ocean breeze
For after shaving
It's sure
To please
Burma-Shave Lotion (1950)
The game laws 
Ought to
Let you shoot
The bird who hands you
A substitute
Burma-Shave(1934)
 
Gets each Whisker
At the base
No ingrown hair
On neck or face
Burma-Shave (1941)
 
The place to pass 
On curves
You know
Is only at
A beauty show
Burma-Shave (1950)
Noah had whiskers In the ark
But he wouldn't get by
On a bench
In the park
Burma-Shave (1934)
 
  From
Bar
To Car
To
Gates ajar
Burma-Shave (1941)
  Pedro
Walked
Back home by golly
His bristly chin
Was hot-to-Molly
Burma-Shave (1950)
Dewhiskered
Kisses
Defrost
The Misses
Burma-Shave(1935) 
He used Umbrella
For parachute
Now rejects
Every substitute
Burma-Shave (1941)
 
On curves ahead
 Remember, sonny
That rabbit's foot
Didn't save
The bunny
Burma-shave (1950)
 
 Eeny-meeny 
Miny-mo
Save your skin
Your time
Your dough
Burma-Shave(1935)
 
She kissed 
The hairbrush
By mistake
She thought it was
Her husband Jake
Burma-Shave (1941)
 
Pat's bristles 
Scratched
Bridget's nose
That's when
Her wild Irish rose
Burma-Shave (1951)
Shaving brush 
Is out of date
Use the
Razor's
Perfect mate
Burma-Shave(1935)
 
Here's 
A good deed
For a scout
Tell your dad
All about
Burma-Shave (1941)
 
Proper
 Distance
To him was bunk
They pulled him out
Of some guy's trunk
Burma-Shave (1951) 
Grandpa's beard 
Was stiff and coarse
And that's what
Caused his
Fifth divorce
Burma-Shave(1935)
 
Don't stick Your elbow
Out so far
It might go home
In another car
Burma-Shave (1941)
 
Another 
Red skin 
Bit the dust
When Pa tried
What these signs discussed
Burma-Shave (1951)
 
Avoid the store 
Which claims
You should
Buy something else
That's just as good
Burma-Shave(1935)
 
Remember this 
If you'd
Be spared
Trains don't whistle
Because they're scared
Burma-Shave (1941)
I'd heard 
It praised
By drug store clerks
I tried the stuff
Hot dog! It works
Burma-Shave (1951)
 
Be a modern Paul Revere
Spread the news
From ear
To ear
Burma-Shave(1935)
 
If man bites doggie 
That is news
If face
Scares doggie
Better use
Burma-Shave (1941)
 
My cheek Says she
Feels smooth as satin
Ha! Ha! Says he
That's mine you're pattin'
Burma-Shave (1951)
 
If you think 
She likes
Your bristles
Walk bare-footed
Through some thistles
Burma-Shave(1935)
Substitutes Resemble
Tail-chasing pup
Follow and follow
But never catch up
Burma-Shave (1941)
 Drinking drivers
 Don't you know
Great bangs
From little
Binges grow?
Burma-Shave (1951)
Helps Your budget
Hold it's ground
Half a dollar
Half a pound
Burma-Shave(1935)
 
 Soldier Sailor
And marine
Now get a shave
That's quick and clean
Burma-Shave (1941)
 Cautious rider To her
Reckless dear
Let's have less bull
And lots more steer
Burma-Shave (1951)
Cutie invited Varsity hop
Guy full
Of whiskers
Party a flop
Burma-Shave(1935) 
At intersections
Look each way
A harp sounds nice
But it's
Hard to play
Burma-Shave (1941) 
The band 
For which
The grand stand roots
Is not made up
Substi-toots!
Burma-Shave (1951) 
Whiskers long
Made Samson strong
But Samson's gal
She done
Him wrong
Burma-Shave(1935)
 
If every sip Fills you
With zip
Then your sipper
Needs a zipper
Burma-Shave (1941)
Altho insured
Remember, kiddo
They don't pay you
They pay
Your widow
Burma-Shave (1951)
It took years 
To perfect
For you
A brushless cream
That's greaseless too
Burma-Shave(1935)
When better 
Shaving brushes
Are made
We'll still shave
Without their aid
Burma-Shave (1941) 
She eyed 
His beard
And said no dice
The wedding's off--
I'll COOK the rice
Burma-Shave (1951)
Keep well 
To the right
Of the oncoming car
Get your close shaves
From the half-pound jar
Burma-Shave(1935)
  When Peter Piper
Pickle picker
Kissed his gal
His beard
Would prick 'er
Burma-Shave (1941)
Train approaching 
Whistle squealing
Pause!
Avoid that
Rundown feeling!
Burma-Shave (1951)
The happy golfer 
Find with glee
The shave
That suits him
To a tee
Burma-Shave(1935)
When junior takes 
Your ties
And car
It's time to buy
An extra jar
Burma-Shave (1941) 
Spring 
Has sprung
The grass has riz
Where last year's
Careless drivers is
Burma-Shave (1951)
 
Tube Immense
35 cents
Easy shaving
Low expense
Burma-Shave(1935)
 Wild Dashes
From by-ways
Cause crashes
On highways
Burma-Shave (1941)
I know 
He's a wolf
Said riding hood
But Grandma dear,
He smells so good
Burma-Shave (1951)
You know Your onions
Lettuce suppose
This beets 'em all
Don't turnip your nose
Burma-Shave(1935)
 
Broken romance Stated fully
She went wild
When he
Went wooly
Burma-Shave (1941)
 
The hobo Lets his
Whiskers sprout
It's trains--not girls
That he takes out
Burma-Shave (1951)
 
I just joined
The young man said
A nudist camp
Is my face red?
No! I use
Burma-Shave(1935)  
 
Rhyme and reason 
Every season
You've read
The rhyme
Now try the reason
Burma-Shave (1941)
Soap May do
For lads with fuzz
Bur sir, you ain't
The kid you wuz
Burma-Shave (1951)
 
Cutie invited
Varsity hop
Guy full
Of whiskers
Party a flop
Burma-Shave(1935)
 
Life is sweet 
But oh how bitter!
To love a gal
And then
Not git 'er
Burma-Shave (1941)
 
Substitutes 
Can do
More harm
Than city fellers
On a farm
Burma-Shave (1951)
 
His face 
Was smooth
And cool as ice
And oh! Louise!
He smelled so nice
Burma-Shave Lotion (1935) 
 
The answer to 
A maiden's prayer
Is a man
Most anywhere
Using
Burma-Shave (1941)
Unless 
Your face
Is stinger free
You'd better let
Your honey be
Burma-Shave (1951) 
 
Water heater
Out of kilter
Try the brushless
Whisker
Wilter
Burma-Shave(1935)
 
Trains don't wander All over the map
For no one
Sits on
The engineer's lap
Burma-Shave (1941)
Big blue tube 
It's a honey
Best squeeze play
For love
Or money
Burma-Shave (1951)
 
With 200 kinds
From which to choose
2 million men
Prefer
To use
Burma-Shave(1935)
Can't shave daily? Tender hide?
Now be honest
Have you
Tried
Burma-Shave (1942)
Train wrecks few 
Reason clear
Fireman
Never hugs
Engineer
Burma-Shave (1951)
If substitution 
He should try
Just look that clerk
Right in the eye
And bellow
Burma-Shave(1935)
 
Pa acted 
So tickled
Ma thought
He was pickled
He'd just tried
Burma-Shave (1942) 
The wolf 
Is shaved
So neat and trim
Red Riding Hood
Is chasing him
Burma-Shave (1952)  
Congressman Pipp
 Let's give the
Clerk a hand
Who never
Palms off
Another brand
Burma-Shave (1936)
Pa likes the cream 
Ma likes the jar
Both like
The price
So there you are
Burma-Shave (1942)
 
We can't 
Provide you
With a date
But we do supply
The best darn bait
Burma-Shave (1952)
 
To get Away from
Hairy apes
Ladies jump
From fire escapes
Burma-Shave (1936)
 
Maybe you can't 
Shoulder a gun
But you can shoulder
The cost of one
Buy defense bonds
Burma-Shave (1942)
 
Better try 
Less speed per mile
That car
May have to
Last a while
Burma-Shave (1952)
 
Jimmie said a naughty word Jimmie's mother overheard
Soapsuds? No!
He preferred
Burma-Shave (1936)
 
Iceman's grandson 
Now full grown
Has cooling system
All his own
He uses
Burma-Shave (1942)
 
A chin 
Where barbed wire
Bristles stand
Is bound to be
A no ma'ams land
Burma-Shave (1952)
 
Cooties love 
Bewhiskered places
Cuties love the
Smoothest faces
Shaved by
Burma-Shave (1936)
 
If you 
Don't know
Whose signs
These are
You can't have
Driven very far
Burma-Shave (1942)
Leaves Face soft 
As woman's touch 
Yet doesn't cost you
Near as much 
Burma-Shave (1952) 
Your razor 
Floats thru
The hair
With the
Greatest of ease
Burma-Shave (1936)
 
Substitutes 
Like unseen barter
Often make one
Sad
But smarter
Burma-Shave (1942)
 
Relief For faces
Chapped and sore
Keeps 'em comin'
Back for more
Burma-Shave (1952)
His tenor voice 
She thought divine
Till whiskers
Scratched
Sweet Adeline
Burma-Shave (1936)
 
Buying defense bonds 
Means money lent
So they
Don't cost you
One red cent
Burma-Shave (1942)
 
We've made Grandpa
Look so trim
The local
Draft board's after him
Burma-Shave (1952)
 
All these years 
Your skin
Has dried
Why not moisten
Up your hide
Burma-Shave (1936)
 
If hugging 
On highways
Is your sport
Trade in your car
For a davenport
Burma-Shave (1942)
 
"No, no," She said
To her bristly beau
"I'd rather
Eat the mistletoe"
Burma-Shave (1952)
 
 Special treatment
 Every hair
Holds it up
And cuts
It square
Burma-Shave (1936)
What you shouted 
May be true,
But
Did you hear
What he called you?
Burma-Shave (1942)
5-star Generals
Privates 1st class
Show equal rank
In the looking-glass
Burma-Shave (1952)
If you 
And whiskers
Do hobnob
Some sailor gob
Will steal your squab
Burma-Shave (1936)
Of all 
The drunks
Who drive on Sunday
Some are still
Alive on Monday
Burma-Shave (1942)
 
 
His rose 
Is wed
His violet blew
But his sugar is sweet
Since he took this cue
Burma-Shave (1952)
As you journey 
Down the years
Your mirror is
The glass that cheers
If you use
Burma-Shave (1936) 
There's no whisker 
It won't soften
Shave 'em close
And not
So often
Burma-Shave (1942) 
  Heaven's
Latest
Neophyte
Signalled left
Then turned right
Burma-Shave (1952)  
If you're just 
An average man
Wanting to look
The best you can
Use
Burma-Shave (1936)
 
A girl 
Should hold on
To her youth 
But not
When he's driving Burma-Shave (1942)
A beard 
That's rough 
And overgrown 
is better than
A chaperone
 Burma-Shave (1951)
Ed's face
 Is rough
And rugged
Ed's wife
Doesn't hug Ed
Burma-Shave (1936)
 
Shaving brush 
In army pack
Was straw that broke
The rookie's back
Use brushless
Burma-Shave (1942)
To steal 
A kiss
He had the knack
But lacked the cheek
To get one back
Burma-Shave (1952)
Old McDonald 
On the farm
Shaved so hard
He broke his arm
Then he bought
Burma-Shave (1936)
 
"At ease," she said "Maneuvers begin
When you get
Those whiskers
Off your chin"
Burma-Shave (1942)
 
Why is it 
When you
Try to pass
The guy in front
Goes twice as fast?
Burma-Shave (1952)
 
Smith Brothers 
Would look immense
If they'd just
Cough up 50 cents
For half pound jar
Burma-Shave (1936)
 
Brother speeders 
Let's
Rehearse
All together
"Good morning, Nurse!"
Burma-Shave (1942)
 
His 
Tomato
Was the mushy type
Until his beard
Grew over-ripe
Burma-Shave (1952)
 
 Shaving brush 
And soapy smear
Went out of
Style with
Hoops my dear
Burma-Shave (1936)
Let's make Hitler 
And Hirohito
Look as sick as
Old Benito
Buy defense bonds
Burma-Shave (1942)
This cream 
Makes the
Gardener's daughter
Plant her tu-lips
Where she oughter
Burma-Shave (1953)
 
Riot at 
Drug store
Calling all cars
100 customers
99 jars
Burma-Shave (1936)
 
To most brush shavers 
It's quite clear
The yanks aren't coming
The yanks are here
Use brushless
Burma-Shave (1942)
 
The safest rule 
No ifs or buts
Just drive
Like every one else
Is nuts!
Burma-Shave (1953)
 
The cream 
Preserves
Pa's razor blade
The jar preserves
Ma's marmalade
Burma-Shave (1936)
Traveling men 
Know ease
And speed
Their shaving kits
Hold what they need
Burma-Shave (1942) 
No matter 
The price
No matter how new
The best safety device
In your car is you
Burma-Shave (1953) 
To every man 
His shave
Is best
Until he makes
The final test
Burma-Shave (1936)
It's a good 
Old Spanish custom
Take your mug
And brush
And bust 'em
Burma-Shave (1943)
If anything 
Will please
Your Jill
A little jack
For this jar will
Burma-Shave (1953)
 
Every Sheba
Wants a sheik
Strong of muscle
Smooth of cheek
Burma-Shave (1937)
Shaving brushes 
You'll soon see 'em
On the shelf
In some
Museum
Burma-Shave (1943)
 Toughest 
Whiskers
In the town
We hold 'em up
You mow 'em down
Burma-Shave (1953)
If harmony 
Is what
You crave
Then get
A tuba
Burma-Shave (1937)
Many a wolf 
Is never let in
Because of the hair
On his
Chinny-chin-chin
Burma-Shave (1943)
 
Our fortune 
Is your
Shaven face
It's our best
Advertising space
Burma-Shave (1953)
Mid rising 
Taxes
Soaring rents 
Still half a pound
For fifty cents
Burma-Shave (1937)
 
Film protects 
Your neck
And chin
So your razor
Won't dig in
Burma-Shave (1943)
 
We're widely read 
And often quoted
But it's shaves
Not signs
For which we're noted
Burma-Shave (1953)
If HER whiskers 
Scratched YOUR cheek
You would
Send her out
To seek
Burma-Shave (1937)
 
Within this vale 
Of toil
And sin
Your head grows bald
But not your chin -- Use
Burma-Shave (1943)
The hero 
Was brave and strong
And willin'
She felt his chin--
Then wed the villain
Burma-Shave (1953)
Bathroom shelf 
Surprises me
From shaving clutter
It's now free
I'm using
Burma-Shave (1937)
 
Half a pound 
For
Half a dollar
Spread on thin
Above the collar
Burma-Shave (1943)
 
Feel your face
 As you ride by
Now don't
You think
It's time to try
Burma-Shave (1953)
Salesmen, tourists Camper-outers
All you other
Whisker-sprouters
Don't forget your
Burma-Shave (1937)
Why does a chicken 
Cross the street?
She sees a guy
She'd like to meet
He uses
Burma-Shave (1944)
 
When you lay 
Those few cents down
You've bought
The smoothest
Shave in town
Burma-Shave (1953)
 
Fingers were made 
Before brushes --
Use 'em
They're much safer
You can't lose 'em
Burma-Shave (1937)
Why does a chicken 
Cross the street?
She sees a guy
She'd like to meet
He uses
Burma-Shave (1944)
 
These signs 
Are not
For laughs alone
The face they save
May be your own
Burma-Shave (1953)
 
It's in 
The bag
Of every man
Who travels
Lightly as he can
Burma-Shave (1937)
Both hands 
On wheel
Eyes on road
That's the skillful
Driver's code
Burma-Shave (1944)
He asked 
His kitten
To pet and purr
She eyed his puss
And screamed "What fur!"
Burma-Shave (1953)
Substitutes!
 Smooth guys sell 'em
Easy marks use 'em
Well groomed men
Always refuse 'em
Burma-Shave (1937)
 
To a substitute 
He gave a trial
It took off
Nothing
But his smile
Burma-Shave (1944)
 
Around 
The curve
Lickety-split
It's a beautiful car
Wasn't it?
Burma-Shave (1953)
 
Little Willie 
Modern soul
Busted Papa's
Brush and bowl
Nice work Willie
Burma-Shave (1937)
It spreads so smooth
 It shaves so slick
It feels
Like velvet
And it's quick
Burma-Shave (1944)
 
Substitutes 
Are like a girdle
They find some jobs
They just
Can't hurdle
Burma-Shave (1953)
 
No pulling 
At the whisker base
A soothing film
Protects
Your face
Burma-Shave (1937)
Sleep in a chair
 Nothing to lose
But a nap
At the wheel
Is a permanent snooze
Burma-Shave (1944)
 
If Crusoe'd 
Kept his chin
More tidy
He might have found
A lady Friday
Burma-Shave (1953)
 
Paper hangers 
With the hives
Now can
Shave with
Carving knives
Burma-Shave (1937)
Big mistake 
Many make
Rely on horn
Instead of
Brake
Burma-Shave (1944)
 
It gave McDonald
That needed charm
Hello Hollywood
Good-by farm
Burma-Shave (1953
 
Men 
Who've tested
Every brand
Are just the ones
Who now demand
Burma-Shave (1937)
 
Twould be 
More fun
To go by air
If we could put
These signs up there
Burma-Shave (1944)
 
That barefoot 
Chap
With cheeks of tan
Won't let 'em chap
When he's a man
Burma-Shave (1953)
Week-old beard 
So masked his face
His bull dog
Chased him
Off the place
Burma-Shave (1937)
 
She raised cain 
When he raised stubble
Guess what
Smoothed away
Their trouble?
Burma-Shave (1944)
Try a tube 
Its cooling
Power
Refreshes like
An April shower
Burma-Shave (1955)
Drive 
With care
Be alive
When you
Arrive
Burma-Shave (1937)
 
Life with father 
Is more pleasant
Since
He got this
Birthday present
Burma-Shave (1944)
A Christmas hug 
A birthday kiss
Awaits the woman
Who gives this
Burma-Shave (1955)
 
The burma girls I
n Mandalay
Dunk bearded lovers
In the bay
Who don't use
Burma-Shave (1937)
 
The chick 
He wed
Let out a whoop
Felt his chin and
Flew the coop
Burma-Shave (1944)
 
Grandpa knows 
It ain't too late
He's gone
To git
Some widder bait
Burma-Shave (1955)
You've laughed 
At our signs
For many a mile
Be a sport
Give us a trial
Burma-Shave (1937)
His line was smooth 
But not his chin
He took her out
She took him in
To buy some
Burma-Shave (1944)
For shaving comfort 
Without
A sting
That big blue tube
Has everything
Burma-Shave (1955)
 
From Saskatoon 
To Alabam'
You hear men praise
The shave
What am
Burma-Shave (1937)
 
From statistics 
That we gather
The swing is to
No brush
No lather
Burma-Shave (1944)
Slow down, Pa 
Sakes alive
Ma missed signs
Four
And five
Burma-Shave (1955)
 
Romances are wrecked Before they begin
By a hair
On the coat
Or a lot on the chin
Burma-Shave (1937)
 
Enhance their 
Chance
To highball home
In an ambulance
Burma-Shave (1944)
 
Cattle crossing 
Means go slow
That old bull
Is some
Cow's beau
Burma-Shave (1955)
Stomach ache!
 Doctor --
Toothache!
Dentist --
Whiskers!
Burma-Shave (1937)
Tested 
In peace
Proven in war
Better now
Than ever before
Burma-Shave (1944)
Free ! Free !
A trip
To Mars
For 900
Empty jars
Burma-Shave (1955)
The crowd 
You see
Around that store
Are Burma-Shavers
Buying more
Burma-Shave (1937)
You can beat 
A mile a minute
But there ain't
No future
In it
Burma-Shave (1944)
 
Jar so big 
Cost so small
Coolest
Smoothest
Shave of all
Burma-Shave (1955)
 
The cannibals
 Took just one view
And said
He looks too nice
To stew
Burma-Shave (1937)
The wolf 
Who longs
To roam and prowl
Should shave before
He starts to howl
Burma-Shave (1947)
The big blue tube's 
Just like Louise
You get
A thrill
From every squeeze
Burma-Shave (1955)
Cheek to cheek 
They meant to be
The lights went out
And so did he
He needed
Burma-Shave (1938)
If a gift 
You must choose
Give him
One that
He can use
Burma-Shave (1947)
Substitutes 
Can let you down
Quicker
Than a
Strapless gown
Burma-Shave (1955)
The cream 
One hears
The most of now
Comes from a jar
Not from a cow
Burma-Shave (1938)
 
Car in ditch Driver in tree
Moon was full
And so
Was he
Burma-Shave (1947)
 
The monkey took
 One look at Jim
And threw the peanuts
Back at him
He needed
Burma-Shave (1955)
A silky cheek
 Shaved smooth
And clean
Is not obtained
With a mowing machine
Burma-Shave (1938)
 
In Cupid's little 
Bag of trix
Here's the one
That clix
With chix
Burma-Shave (1947)
One shave lasts 
All day through
Face feels
Cool and
Smoother too
Burma-Shave (1955)
He cried 
And felt his chin
'Twas just another
Easy win for
Burma-Shave (1938)
A guy  
Who wants
To middle-aisle it
 Must never scratch
His little violet 
Burma-Shave (1947)
Take Your
Time
Not
Your life
Burma-Shave (1955)
Henry the Eighth 
Prince of friskers
Lost five wives
But kept
His whiskers
Burma-Shave (1938)
 
I use it too 
The bald man said
It keeps my face
Just like
My head
Burma-Shave (1947)
 
To change that 
Shaving job
To joy
You gotta use
The real McCoy
Burma-Shave (1955)
 Don't take 
A curve
At 60 per
We hate to lose
A customer
Burma-Shave (1938)
Substitutes
 That promise perfection
Are like
Some candidates
After election
Burma-Shave (1947)
At a quiz Pa ain't
No whiz
But he knows how
To keep Ma his
Burma-Shave (1959)
Here's something 
That could
Even soak
The whiskers off
A radio joke
Burma-Shave (1938)
If you want A hearty squeeze
Get our
Female
Anti-freeze
Burma-Shave (1947)
Don't leave safety 
To mere chance
That's why
Belts are
Sold with pants
Burma-Shave (1959)
Other things have 
Gone sky high
Half a dollar
Still will buy
Half pound jar
Burma-Shave (1938)
Substitutes would 
Have their place
If you could
Substitute
Your face
Burma-Shave (1947)
At a quiz Pa ain't
No whiz
But he knows how
To keep Ma his
Burma-Shave (1959)
Are you 
An even-tempered guy?
Mad all
The time?
Better try
Burma-Shave (1938)
 
Car in ditch 
Driver in tree
Moon was full
And so
Was he
Burma-Shave (1947)
 Men 
With whiskers
'Neath their noses
Oughta have to kiss
Like eskimoses
Burma-Shave (1959)
On a highway ad 
He spied it
Bough a jar
Now glad he
Tried it
Burma-Shave (1938)
Grandpa's Out with
Junior's date
Old technique
With brand new bait
Burma-Shave (1947)
Use this cream 
A day
Or two
Then don't call her--
She'll call you
Burma-Shave (1959)
If you have 
A double chin
You've two
Good reasons
To begin using
Burma-Shave (1938)
Altho We've sold
Six million others
We still can't sell
Those coughdrop brothers
Burma-Shave (1947)
Passing cars 
When you can't see
May get you
A glimpse
Of eternity
Burma-Shave (1959)
Fire! Fire! Keep cool
Be brave
Just grab
Your pants and
Burma-Shave (1938)
Don't lose Your head
To gain a minute
You need your head
Your brains are in it
Burma-Shave (1947)
Baby your skin 
Keep it fitter
Or "baby"
Will get
Another sitter
Burma-Shave (1959
Rip Van Winkle 
Said he'd rather
Snooze for years
Than shave
With lather
Burma-Shave (1938)
Man passes 
Dog house
Dog sees chin
Dog gets out
Man gets in
Burma-Shave (1947)
Drinking drivers-- 
Nothing worse
They put
The quart
Before the hearse
Burma-Shave (1959)
Ring out the old 
Ring in the new
What good can
Shaving
Brushes do?
Burma-Shave (1938)
Thrifty jars for 
Stay at homes
Handy tubes
For him
Who roams
Burma-Shave (1947)
Baby your skin
 Keep it fitter
Or "baby"
Will get
Another sitter
Burma-Shave (1959)
In every
 Half a pound
My boy
You get a ton
Of Shaving joy
Burma-Shave (1938)
Speaking of 
Great events
Burma-Shave
Proudly presents
Another fine product
Burma-Vita Tooth Powder (1947)
Don't 
Try passing
On a slope
Unless you have
A periscope
Burma-Shave (1959)
Here's the winning 
Shaving team
The perfect blade
The perfect cream
Burma-Shave Blades
Burma-Shave (1938)
No soggy brushes 
In your grip
You've always
Got a
Finger tip
Burma-Shave (1947)
Many a forest 
Used to stand
Where a
Lighted match
Got out of hand
Burma-Shave (1959)
Before I tried it 
The kisses
I missed
But afterward -- Boy!
The misses I kissed
Burma-Shave (1938)
We know 
How much
You love that gal
But use both hands
For driving, pal
Burma-Shave (1947)
He lit a match 
To check gas tank
That's why
They call him
Skinless frank
Burma-Shave (1959)
Sharpest blade 
Ever made
Comfort speed
Guaranteed
15 for 25 cents
Burma-Shave Blades (1938)
Santa's Whiskers
Need no trimmin'
He kisses kids
Not the wimmin
Burma-Shave (1947)
If daisies 
Are your
Favorite flower
Keep pushin' up those
Miles-per-hour
Burma-Shave (1959)
Say, big boy 
To go
Thru life
How'd you like
A whiskered wife?
Burma-Shave (1938)
When the stork 
Delivers a boy
Our whole
Darn factory
Jumps for joy
Burma-Shave (1947)
Said farmer Brown 
Who's bald
On top
Wish I could
Rotate the crop
Burma-Shave (1959)
 No lady likes 
To dance
Or dine
Accompanied by
A porcupine
Burma-Shave (1938)
Join 
Our happy
Brushless throng
Six million users
Can't be wrong
Burma-Shave (1947)
 
The one who 
Drives when
He's been drinking
Depends on you
To do his thinking
Burma-Shave (1959)
 
After one trial 
You'll want more
At the next
Good drug store
15 for 25 cents
Burma-Shave Blades (1938)
 
As you drive 
Play this game
Construct
A jingle
With this name
Burma-Shave (1947)
 
Don't leave safety 
To mere chance
That's why
Belts are
Sold with pants
Burma-Shave (1959)
 
Cheek to cheek 
They meant to be
The lights went out
And so did he
He needed
Burma-Shave (1938)
Prices rising 
O'er the nation
Here is one
That missed
Inflation
Burma-Shave (1947)
 
The poorest guy In the
Human race
Can have a
Million dollar face
Burma-Shave (1959)
 Fire! Fire! 
Keep cool
Be brave
Just grab
Your pants and
Burma-Shave (1938)
That she
 Could cook
He had his doubts
Until she creamed
His bristle sprouts with
Burma-Shave (1947)
This will never Come to pass
A back-seat
Driver
Out of gas
Burma-Shave (1960)
 
The time 
To start
A real dispute
Is when you're
Offered a substitute
Burma-Shave (1938)
A big 
Improvement 
Since the war 
Is now on sale
In your drug store
 Burma-Shave (1948)
 Forest fires Start from scratch
So think before
You toss
That match
Burma-Shave (1960)
After one trial You'll want more
At the next
Good drug store
15 for 25 cents
Burma-Shave Blades (1938)
Road 
Was slippery
Curve was sharp
White robe, halo
Wings and harp
Burma-Shave (1948)
Henry the Eighth Sure had
Trouble
Short term wives
Long term stubble
Burma-Shave (1960)
Darling I am Growing old
Nonsense!
Do as you
Are told -- get
Burma-Shave (1939)
 
From New York town To Pumpkin Holler
Still
Half a pound
For half a dollar
Burma-Shave (1948)
 
Others claim Their product good
But ours
Does what
You think it should
Burma-Shave (1960)
Spread it on And lightly too
Shave it off
That's all
You're through
Burma-Shave (1939)
 The more You shave
The brushless way
The more you'll be
Inclined to say--
Burma-Shave (1948)
 
 Use our cream And we betcha
Girls won't wait
They'll come
And getcha
Burma-Shave (1960)
At crossroads Don't just
Trust to luck
The other car
May be a truck
Burma-Shave (1939)
A man who passes 
On hills and curves
Is not a man 
Of iron nerves--
He's crazy! Burma-Shave (1948)
Dear lover boy, Your photo came
But your doggone beard
Won't fit
The frame
Burma-Shave (1960)
Hardly a driver Is now alive
Who passed
On hills
At 75
Burma-Shave (1939)
I've read These signs
Since just a kid
Now that I shave
I'm glad I did
Burma-Shave (1948)
 
This cream Is like
A parachute
There isn't
Any substitute
Burma-Shave (1960)
A whiskered gent 
At a bazaar
Paid for 
A kiss
But got a jar 
Burma-Shave (1939)
Regardless of Political views
All good parties
Always
Choose
Burma-Shave (1948)
Henry the Eighth 
Sure had Trouble
Short term wives
Long term stubble
Burma-Shave (1960)
Careless driving 
Soon we hope
Will go
The way
Of brush and soap
Burma-Shave (1939)
Hat and tie 
Smart and clean
Space between
Spoiled the scene
He should use
Burma-Shave (1948)
Dim your lights 
Behind a car
Let folks see
How bright
YOU are
Burma-Shave (1960)
Careless 
Bridegroom
Dainty bride
Scratchy whiskers
Homicide
Burma-Shave (1939)
Substitutes and Imitations
Send 'em to
Your wife's
Relations
Burma-Shave (1948)
 
Bristles scratched 
His cookie's map
That's what
Made poor
Ginger snap
Burma-Shave (1960)
Special seats 
Reserved in hades
For whiskered guys
Who scratch
The ladies
Burma-Shave (1939)
 Little Bo-Peep 
Has lost her Jeep
It struck
A truck
When she went to sleep
Burma-Shave (1948)
Dear lover boy, 
Your photo came
But your doggone beard
Won't fit
The frame
Burma-Shave (1960)
 
Christmas comes 
But once
A year
One swell gift
That's always here
Burma-Shave (1939)
The midnight ride 
Of Paul
For beer
Led to a
Warmer hemisphere
Burma-Shave (1948)
Drowsy? 
Just remember, pard
That marble slab
Is doggone
Hard
Burma-Shave (1960)
Mirror on 
The bathroom wall
What's the
Smoothest shave
Of all?
Burma-Shave (1939)
 
Speed Was high
Weather was not
Tires were thin
X marks the spot
Burma-Shave (1948)
Thirty days 
Hath September
April
June and the
Speed offender
Burma-Shave (1960)
Past Schoolhouses
Take it slow
Let the little
Shavers grow
Burma-Shave (1939) 
At school zones 
Heed instructions!
Protect our little
Tax deductions
Burma-Shave (1948)
We've made Grandpa 
Look so youthful
His pension board Thinks
He's untruthful
Burma-Shave (1960)
Shiver my timbers 
Said Captain Mack
We're ten knots out
But we're turning back
I forgot my
Burma-Shave (1939)
Highways are 
No place
To sleep
Stop your car
To count your sheep
Burma-Shave (1948)
 
Statistics prove 
Near and far
That folks who
Drive like crazy
--Are!
Burma-Shave (1960)
Drive like 
A railroad engineer
Take it easy
When the road's
Not clear
Burma-Shave (1939)
Bargain hunters 
Gather 'round
For fifty cents
Still
Half a pound
Burma-Shave
No price increase (1948)
Tempted to try it? 
Follow your hunch
Be "Top Banana"
Not one
Of the bunch
Burma-Shave (1960)
 At crossroads Don't just
Trust to luck
The other car
May be a truck
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It's not How fast or slow
You drive
The question is
How you arrive
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If our road signs 
Catch your eye
Smile
But don't forget
To buy
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The queen 
Of hearts
Now loves the knave
The king
Ran out of
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The boy who gets 
His girl's applause
Must act
Not look
Like Santa Claus
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Ben Met 
Anna
Made a hit
Neglected beard
Ben-Anna split
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Hardly a driver
 Is now alive
Who passed
On hills
At 75
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A man 
A miss A car--a curve 
He kissed the miss
And missed the curve Burma-Shave (1948)
 
Bristles scratched 
His cookie's map
That's what
Made poor
Ginger snap
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I proposed 
To Ida
Ida refused
Ida won my Ida
If Ida used
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The minutes 
Some folks
Save through speed
They never even
Live to need
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If your peach
 Keeps out
Of reach
Better practice
What we preach
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If you dislike 
Big traffic fines
Slow down
'Till you
Can read these signs
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A man who passes 
On hills and curves
Is not a man 
Of iron nerves--
He's crazy! 
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She put 
A bullet
Thru his hat
But he's had
Closer shaves than that
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Soap's 
That irritate
Their mugs
Turn jolly gents
To jitterbugs
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Whiskers 
Easy come,
You know
Why not make them
Easy go?
Burma-Shave (1948)
 
Listen birds 
These signs cost money
You can rest awhile
But don't get Funny
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Shaving brushes 
Soon will
Be trimmin'
Those screwy hats
We see on wimmin
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Look 
Don't listen
Pop is trying
A substitute
Instead of buying
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When 
Super-shaved Remember, pard
You'll still get slapped
But not so hard
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Christmas comes 
But once
A year
One swell gift
That's always here
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We don't 
Know how
To split an atom
But as to whiskers
Let us at 'em
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The poorest guy 
In the
Human race
Can have a
Million dollar face
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Darling I am 
Growing old
Nonsense!
Do as you
Are told -- get
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If you think 
She likes
Your bristles
Walk bare-footed
Through some thistles
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If Wifie shuns 
Your fond embrace
Don't shoot the iceman
Feel your face
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Drive like 
A railroad engineer
Take it easy
When the road's
Not clear
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Wild men pulled Their whiskers out
That's what made
Them wild
No doubt--
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Late risers! 
Shave in just
2 minutes flat
Kiss your wife
grab your hat
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Try a tube 
The cream
That's in it
Is making friends
A man a minute
Burma-Shave (1939)
 
Why work up 
A daily lather
Once you've tried
We're sure
You'd rather
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If you pass 
On the yellow line
Hope the funeral
Is yours
Not mine
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A peach  
Looks good 
With lots of fuzz 
But man's no peach
And never wuz 
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Just this once 
And just for fun
We'll let you
Finish
What we've begun
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Shaving brush, 
Was like old Rover.
When he died,
He died all over.
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Prickley Pears 
Are Picked for Pickles
But no Peach Picks
A Face that Prickles
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With 
A sleek cheek 
Pressed to hers
Jeepers! Creepers!
How she purrs
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A nut at the wheel 
A peach on his right
A curve in the road
Fruit salad that night
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No use Knowing
How to pick 'em
If your half-shaved 
Whiskers stick
'em
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He always used A steaming towel
And mug and brush
And language foul
'Til he tried
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Diplomacy Is To Do 
And Say
The Nastiest Things
In The Nicest Way
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To kiss A mug
That's like a cactus
Takes more nerve
Than it does practice
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Some Burma-Shave The school boy cried
At least
I'll smell
As if I tried
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Snake rail fences 
And old log houses
Both were built,
To keep out the cowses
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Hardy men Were the Caesars
Instead of razors
They used tweezers
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When frisky With whiskey
Don't drive
'Cause it's
Risky
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These three Prevent 
most accidents
Courtesy
Caution
Common sense
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In seventy years 
Of brushin' soap on
Gramps coulda painted
The pentagon
Use brushless
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If you 
Must sample
Her "pucker paint"
Better drive
Where traffic ain't
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 He always used 
A steaming towel
And mug and brush
And language foul
'Til he tried
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Men 
Who have to
Travel light
Find the handy tube
Just right
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  Since hubby
Tried
That substitute
He's 1/3 man
And 2/3 brute
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His beard Was long
And strong and tough
He lost his
Chicken in the rough
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Said one whisker 
To another
Can't get tough
With this stuff
Brother
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Old Dobbin reads these signs
Each day
You see, he gets
His corn that way
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Pull off 
The road
To change a flat
Protect your life--
No spare for that!
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Leap year's over 
You're safe, men
All you cowards
Can shave again
With brushless
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It gave 
Swell shaves before
Now you'll like it
Even more
The new--improved
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Ashes to ashes 
Forests to dust
Keep Wisconsin green
Or we'll
All go bust
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With television 
On the set
Stars are
Running out
To get
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His beard Was long
And strong and tough
He lost his
Chicken in the rough
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To soothe And smooth
Your tender skin
It's now improved
With lanolin
Burma-Shave 
 
 
Farewell O Verse
Along the road
How sad to see
Your're out of mode
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