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Catch The New Wave Of Burma-Shave! A tribute to Burma Shave signs -- The Burma-Shave story and original verses. With Java animation and a Midi Jukebox.

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          Grant's Tribute To The
Burma-Shave Sign
         

Burma-Shave™ is a registered trademark of American Safety Razor Company.  Neither this page nor the creator/maintainer of this page is associated with Burma-Shave™ or American Safety Razor Company.  This page is intended for entertainment and nostalgic purposes.


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40 years ago
Saw the end of the line
Of one of America's treasures:
The Burma-Shave Sign


The Last Burma-Shave Sign
The Last Burma-Shave Sign
A set of signs was donated to the Smithsonian Institution to preserve this part of Americana.
Ironically they read:
SHAVING BRUSHES
YOU'LL SOON SEE 'EM
ON THE SHELF
IN SOME MUSEUM
BURMA-SHAVE



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Welcome to my tribute to the
Burma-Shave sign.


Burma-Shave signs can be compared to today's "Got milk?" billboards -- there were many variations and you could see them everywhere.  Burma-Shave signs were a clever and welcome advertising diversion along America's highways from 1925 to 1963.   Signs were placed at intervals along the road -- each showing a line of a 4-part rhyme, with the last sign usually reading "Burma-Shave".

Enjoy your trip through here and check out Burma-Shave's story and original verses.  Play a few tunes that one would listen to while driving in the Burma-Shave era.  And rustle up those memories of when someone in your car said, "Look!  Burma-Shave signs are up ahead!"



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New!
Original Burma-Shave signs for sale!

In response to the many requests from visitors to the web site, I have located a number of original Burma-Shave signs that were placed along our roads.  Here is a sample of a Certificate of Authenticity from the supplier: CLICK HERE

The supplier of the signs has signs dating from 1937 to 1952.  I can vouch that the signs are in amazingly excellent condition.  Here is a photo:

Original Burma-Shave signs for sale!
Click on photo for a larger view.

All signs have text on both sides with the Burma-Shave logo on at least one of the sides.  Single sign packages range from $300 to $500.  Full sets may be available, contact supplier for pricing.

Certificate of Authenticity Accompanying each sign will be a
Certificate of Authenticity
and a copy of the book
The Verse by the Side of the Road
by Frank Rowsome.
The Verse by the Side of the Road

If you would like to contact the supplier for availability and pricing: CLICK HERE




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Play the tunes

Play the hits spanning 5 decades by using the jukebox in the upper left corner frame or the car radio below.

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Feeling nostalgic?
Now you'll rave!
Here's the story of
Burma-Shave


Burma-Shave's Start

Like many great success stories, Burma-Shave started by happenstance.  Burma- Shave, a brushless shaving cream, was concocted by the Odell family.  Its predecessor product, a liniment called Burma-Vita, was not doing very well in sales, due to competition and to the fact that it could only be sold to people who were ill.  It was suggested that it would be more profitable to market a product that could be used every day, such as Lloyd's Euxesis from England.  This was the original brushless shaving cream that was available world-wide.  A chemist was hired (Burma-Vita was one of grandfather Odell's homemade concoctions) and after about 300 mixtures were tried, Burma-Shave was born.

However, inventing the product was not the key to success, and the product almost died several times because of poor marketing.


The Small Wooden Signs

Then one day, Allan Odell came up with a suggestion.  He suggested roadside signs like the ones he had seen on road trips when he was out trying to sell Burma-Shave.  However, his father, Clinton Odell, would not hear of such an idea, and was sure that the boy was just homesick because of all the traveling he was doing.  Allan continued to lobby for his idea and finally his father gave in and gave him $200 to try out his idea.

The year was 1925, and the automobile had people beginning to take to the roads of America.  Second-hand boards were purchased, cut into 36-inch lengths, and painted.  The original signs did not have a rhyme.  Typically, four consecutive signs would read:

SHAVE THE MODERN WAY
FINE FOR THE SKIN
DRUGGISTS HAVE IT
BURMA-SHAVE

Allan put up his first signs in a farmer's field along Highway 65, between Albert Lea and Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1925. He also put up some signs in the fields along the road between Red Wing and Minneapolis.  After erecting a dozen sets of signs, orders started pouring in when travelers asked druggists about that shaving cream they saw mentioned on some funny signs.  Within weeks, drug stores began running out of Burma-Shave, and ordering more.  The next year, Allan and his brother Leonard set up more signs, spreading across Minnesota and into Wisconsin, spending $25,000 that year on signs.  Orders poured in, and sales for the year hit $68,000.

Success    30s Car

The signs were a brilliant idea.  America in the 1930s was torn by the Great Depression.  Spirits were low.   But here was a little company brightening the countryside with cheerful rhymes.  Some offered lighthearted observations like:

DIPLOMACY IS
TO DO AND SAY
THE NASTIEST THINGS
IN THE NICEST WAY

Others performed public service by reminding drivers of their responsibilities:

HER CHARIOT RACED
AT EIGHTY PER
THEY HAULED AWAY
WHAT HAD BEN HUR

CATTLE CROSSING
PLEASE DRIVE SLOW
THAT OLD BULL
IS SOME COW'S BEAU


The Pleasant Driving Diversion

The Burma-Shave Jingles were short lines written on 5 or 6 signs with the last sign usually reading "Burma-Shave".  The signs continued to bring success and became more and more humorous.  The consecutive signs, when placed 100 paces apart, created something unique in advertising.  Of course, in later years as the roads got better and cars got faster, the size of the signs and the distance between them had to be increased.

The consecutive signs commanded the attention of those reading them longer than any single sign could ever hope to do.  The signs helped make long journeys more entertaining, and people became addicted to reading them.

By having the rhymes build suspense until the fourth or fifth sign, Burma-Shave forced those reading the signs to focus their attention on reading the full series of signs so that the message could be understood and savored like a good joke.  For instance:

THE BEARDED LADY
TRIED A JAR
SHE'S NOW
A FAMOUS MOVIE STAR
BURMA-SHAVE

or

IF YOU THINK
SHE LIKES YOUR BRISTLES
WALK BARE-FOOTED
THROUGH SOME THISTLES
BURMA-SHAVE

The Rhymes of the Times    60s Car

The slogans were very powerful, so much so that the Burma-Shave Company did not even feel the effects of the Depression.  The rhymes aimed at motivating potential purchasers of Burma-Shave were not just cute, but were probably some of the best advertising slogans ever written.  Some of them suggested to men that they would do better with the women if they used Burma-Shave:

SHE EYED HIS BEARD
AND SAID, "NO DICE
THE WEDDING'S OFF-
I'LL COOK THE RICE"

or

A CHIN WHERE
BARBED WIRE BRISTLES STAND
IS BOUND TO BE
A NO MA'AMS LAND

Another good example is:

USE THIS CREAM
A DAY OR TWO
THEN DON'T CALL HER
SHE'LL CALL YOU

Not overlooking the spending power of women, the company put up rhymes to lure them to purchase Burma-Shave for the men in their lives:

A CHRISTMAS HUG
A BIRTHDAY KISS
AWAITS THE WOMAN
WHO GIVES THIS

Others slogans suggested that there was no better product or substitute for Burma-Shave:

SUBSTITUTES
ARE LIKE A GIRDLE
THEY FIND SOME JOBS
THEY JUST CAN'T HURDLE


Poems From Homes

Although Allan wrote many of the early jingles himself, what made the sign campaign so successful is that ordinary folks were encouraged to write the jingles, and were awarded cash prizes up to $100.  The family rejected any jingles which were even the slightest bit offensive like this was never used:

MY MAN WON'T SHAVE
SAID HAZEL HUZ
BUT I DON'T WORRY
DORA'S DOES

Others came close to being censored but were used:

SUBSTITUTES
CAN LET YOU DOWN
QUICKER THAN
A STRAPLESS GOWN
Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign!    Signs

During WW II, homesick GI's would erect Burma-Shave look-alike signs in Alaska, Germany, and even Antarctica!   Eventually, about 7,000 sets of verses were posted along highways in 44 states.  A sign crew with just 8 trucks maintained all the signs.  The road men calling themselves "PHD's" (Post-Hole Diggers) changed the verses at least once a year and replaced any broken signs.  Most farmers were more than willing to allow the signs to be erected on their land, for little more than a case of the product each year.  The little Burma-Shave company grew to $3 million in annual sales.

Nearly everyone who drove on America's highways from the 1930's to the 1960's knew of the signs.  Or as one of the poems said:

IF YOU DON'T KNOW
WHOSE SIGNS THESE ARE
YOU CAN'T HAVE
DRIVEN VERY FAR


In The Public's Interest

With the trend toward better automobiles and roads, the traffic accident rate began to climb.  In response, the company created some slogans stressing traffic safety.  In fact, some of the best Burma-Shave rhymes were written with public service in mind:

PAST SCHOOLHOUSES
TAKE IT SLOW
LET THE LITTLE
SHAVERS GROW

or

IS HE LONESOME
OR JUST BLIND
THIS GUY WHO DRIVES
SO CLOSE BEHIND?

Still other good examples include:

MANY A FOREST
USED TO STAND
WHERE A LIGHTED MATCH
GOT OUT OF HAND

and

THE ONE WHO DRIVES WHEN
HE'S BEEN DRINKING
DEPENDS ON YOU
TO DO HIS THINKING

The Demise    I17

But eventually times changed.  America's countryside shrank due to superhighways and faster cars.  Huge billboards outshouted the little signs.

In 1963 the Odell Family sold their company to Philip Morris, Inc.  It would become an operating division of a subsidiary at that time, American Safety Razor Products.  The huge conglomerate decided the verses were a silly idea, and that other types of advertising, especially television, would sell more product.


Americana

Few things recall America's lost innocence better than those old Burma-Shave signs that flourished in a time of family picnics and quiet Sundays at Grandma's house.

The signs remain in the memory of people who can recall a different, less hurried way of doing business in America.


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They could be called
Signs of the times
Here are some original
Burma-Shave rhymes

WE'VE MADE GRANDPA
LOOK SO TRIM
THE LOCAL DRAFT BOARD'S
AFTER HIM
BURMA-SHAVE
PEDRO
WALKED BACK HOME, BY GOLLY
HIS BRISTLY CHIN
WAS HOT-TO-MOLLY
BURMA-SHAVE
WHEN THE STORK
DELIVERS A BOY
OUR WHOLE DARN FACTORY
JUMPS FOR JOY
BURMA-SHAVE
OUR FORTUNE
IS YOUR SHAVEN FACE
IT'S OUR BEST
ADVERTISING SPACE
BURMA-SHAVE
THE POOREST GUY
IN THE HUMAN RACE
CAN HAVE A
MILLION DOLLAR FACE
BURMA-SHAVE
THIRTY DAYS
HATH SEPTEMBER
APRIL, JUNE
AND THE SPEED OFFENDER
BURMA-SHAVE
IF DAISIES ARE YOUR
FAVORITE FLOWER
KEEP PUSHIN' UP THOSE
MILES-PER-HOUR
BURMA-SHAVE
SUBSTITUTES
CAN LET YOU DOWN
QUICKER THAN A
STRAPLESS GOWN
BURMA-SHAVE
THE BIG BLUE TUBE'S
JUST LIKE LOUISE
YOU GET A THRILL
FROM EVERY SQUEEZE
BURMA-SHAVE
"NO, NO," SHE SAID
TO HER BRISTLY BEAU
"I'D RATHER EAT
THE MISTLETOE"
BURMA-SHAVE
TRAIN APPROACHING
WHISTLE SQUEALING
PAUSE! AVOID THAT
RUNDOWN FEELING!
BURMA-SHAVE
UNLESS YOUR FACE
IS STINGER FREE
YOU'D BETTER LET
YOUR HONEY BE
BURMA-SHAVE
THIS CREAM MAKES THE
GARDENER'S DAUGHTER
PLANT HER TU-LIPS
WHERE SHE OUGHTER
BURMA-SHAVE
IF YOUR PEACH
KEEPS OUT OF REACH
BETTER PRACTICE
WHAT WE PREACH
BURMA-SHAVE
TO KISS A MUG
THAT'S LIKE A CACTUS
TAKES MORE NERVE
THAN IT DOES PRACTICE
BURMA-SHAVE
THE WEATHER WAS CLEAR
THE CARS WAS WHIZZIN'
THE FAULT WAS HERS
THE FUNERAL HIS'N
BURMA-SHAVE
MANY A FOREST
USED TO STAND
WHERE A LIGHTED MATCH
GOT OUT OF HAND
BURMA-SHAVE
SHE EYED HIS BEARD
AND SAID, "NO DICE
THE WEDDING'S OFF-
I'LL COOK THE RICE"
BURMA-SHAVE
FREE OFFER! FREE OFFER!
RIP A FENDER OFF YOUR CAR
MAIL IT IN FOR
A HALF-POUND JAR
BURMA-SHAVE
FREE - FREE
A TRIP TO MARS
FOR 900
EMPTY JARS
BURMA-SHAVE
DON'T TRY PASSING
ON A SLOPE
UNLESS YOU HAVE
A PERISCOPE
BURMA-SHAVE
HENRY THE EIGHTH
SURE HAD TROUBLE
SHORT TERM WIVES
LONG TERM STUBBLE
BURMA-SHAVE
BE A MODERN
PAUL REVERE
SPREAD THE NEWS
FROM EAR TO EAR
BURMA-SHAVE
A CHRISTMAS HUG
A BIRTHDAY KISS
AWAITS THE WOMAN
WHO GIVES THIS
BURMA-SHAVE
SHE PUT A BULLET
THRU HIS HAT
BUT HE'S HAD CLOSER
SHAVES THAN THAT
BURMA-SHAVE
BACHELORS QUARTERS
DOG ON THE RUG
WHISKERS TO BLAME
NO ONE TO HUG
BURMA-SHAVE
A CHIN WHERE
BARBED WIRE BRISTLES STAND
IS BOUND TO BE
A NO MA'AMS LAND
BURMA-SHAVE
PAST SCHOOLHOUSES
TAKE IT SLOW
LET THE LITTLE
SHAVERS GROW
BURMA-SHAVE
THE BEARDED LADY
TRIED A JAR
SHE'S NOW A FAMOUS
MOVIE STAR
BURMA-SHAVE
IF YOU THINK
SHE LIKES YOUR BRISTLES
WALK BARE-FOOTED
THROUGH SOME THISTLES
BURMA-SHAVE
USE THIS CREAM
A DAY OR TWO
THEN DON'T CALL HER
SHE'LL CALL YOU
BURMA-SHAVE
SUBSTITUTES
ARE LIKE A GIRDLE
THEY FIND SOME JOBS
THEY JUST CAN'T HURDLE
BURMA-SHAVE
ANGELS WHO GUARD YOU
WHEN YOU DRIVE
USUALLY RETIRE
AT SIXTY-FIVE
BURMA-SHAVE
DRINKING DRIVERS
NOTHING WORSE
THEY PUT THE QUART
BEFORE THE HEARSE
BURMA-SHAVE
HE HAD THE RING
HE HAD A FLAT
SHE FELT HIS CHIN
AND THAT WAS THAT
BURMA-SHAVE
IS HE LONESOME
OR JUST BLIND
THIS GUY WHO DRIVES
SO CLOSE BEHIND?
BURMA-SHAVE
THE ONE WHO DRIVES WHEN
HE'S BEEN DRINKING
DEPENDS ON YOU
TO DO HIS THINKING
BURMA-SHAVE
CANDIDATE SAYS
CAMPAIGN CONFUSING
BABIES KISS ME
SINCE I'VE BEEN USING
BURMA-SHAVE
BROTHER SPEEDERS
LET'S REHEARSE
ALL TOGETHER
"GOOD MORNING, NURSE!"
BURMA-SHAVE
HER CHARIOT RACED
AT EIGHTY PER
THEY HAULED AWAY
WHAT HAD BEN HUR
BURMA-SHAVE
BEN MET ANNA
MADE A HIT
NEGLECTED BEARD
BEN-ANNA SPLIT
BURMA-SHAVE
DON'T TAKE A CURVE
AT SIXTY PER
WE'D HATE TO LOSE
A CUSTOMER
BURMA SHAVE
IF YOU PASS
ON THE YELLOW LINE
HOPE THE FUNERAL'S
YOURS, NOT MINE
BURMA-SHAVE
CATTLE CROSSING
MEANS GO SLOW
THAT OLD BULL
IS SOME COW'S BEAU
BURMA-SHAVE
GRANDPA'S BEARD
WAS STIFF AND COARSE
AND THAT'S WHAT CAUSED
HIS FIFTH DIVORCE
BURMA-SHAVE
WITHIN THIS VALE
OF TOIL AND SIN
YOUR HEAD GROWS BALD
BUT NOT YOUR CHIN
BURMA-SHAVE
DOES YOUR HUSBAND MISBEHAVE
GRUNT AND GRUMBLE
RANT AND RAVE
SHOOT THE BRUTE
SOME BURMA-SHAVE
DIPLOMACY IS
TO DO AND SAY
THE NASTIEST THINGS
IN THE NICEST WAY
BURMA-SHAVE
OF ALL THE DRUNKS
WHO DRIVE ON SUNDAY
SOME ARE STILL
ALIVE ON MONDAY
BURMA-SHAVE
JUST THIS ONCE
AND JUST FOR FUN
WE'LL LET YOU FINISH
WHAT WE'VE BEGUN
? ? ?
IF HUGGING ON HIGHWAYS
IS YOUR SPORT
TRADE IN YOUR CAR
FOR A DAVENPORT
BURMA-SHAVE
SUBSTITUTES
THAT PROMISE PERFECTION
ARE LIKE SOME CANDIDATES
AFTER ELECTION
BURMA-SHAVE
DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD
TO GAIN A MINUTE
YOU NEED YOUR HEAD
YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT
BURMA-SHAVE
MANY A WOLF
IS NEVER LET IN
BECAUSE OF THE HAIR
ON HIS CHINNY-CHIN-CHIN
BURMA-SHAVE
SAY, BIG BOY
TO GO THRU LIFE
HOW'D YOU LIKE
A WHISKERED WIFE?
BURMA-SHAVE
THE CHICK HE WED
LET OUT A WHOOP
FELT HIS CHIN AND
FLEW THE COOP
BURMA-SHAVE
TRAINS DON'T WANDER
ALL OVER THE MAP
FOR NO ONE SITS
ON THE ENGINEER'S LAP
BURMA-SHAVE
RIOT AT DRUG STORE
CALLING ALL CARS
100 CUSTOMERS
99 JARS
BURMA-SHAVE
THE MIDNIGHT RIDE
OF PAUL FOR BEER
LED TO A
WARMER HEMISPHERE
BURMA-SHAVE
HE SAW THE TRAIN
HE TRIED TO DUCK IT
KICKED FIRST THE GAS
AND THEN THE BUCKET
BURMA-SHAVE
IF MAN BITES DOGGIE
THAT IS NEWS
IF FACE SCARES DOGGIE
BETTER USE
BURMA-SHAVE
PROPER DISTANCE
TO HIM WAS BUNK
THEY PULLED HIM OUT
OF SOME GUY'S TRUNK
BURMA-SHAVE
IF YOU DON'T KNOW
WHOSE SIGNS THESE ARE
YOU CAN'T HAVE
DRIVEN VERY FAR
BURMA-SHAVE
STATISTICS PROVE
NEAR AND FAR
THAT FOLKS WHO
DRIVE LIKE CRAZY--ARE!
BURMA-SHAVE
HE LIT A MATCH
TO CHECK GAS TANK
THAT'S WHY THEY CALL HIM
SKINLESS FRANK
BURMA-SHAVE
THAT SHE COULD COOK
HE HAD HIS DOUBTS
UNTIL SHE CREAMED
HIS BRISTLE SPROUTS WITH
BURMA-SHAVE
MY JOB IS
KEEPING FACES CLEAN
AND NOBODY KNOWS
DE STUBBLE I'VE SEEN
BURMA-SHAVE
YOU KNOW YOUR ONIONS
LETTUCE SUPPOSE
THIS BEET 'EM ALL
DON'T TURNIP YOUR NOSE
BURMA-SHAVE
THE MONKEY TOOK
ONE LOOK AT JIM
AND THREW THE PEANUTS
BACK AT HIM
HE NEEDED BURMA-SHAVE
THIS WILL NEVER
COME TO PASS
A BACK-SEAT DRIVER
OUT OF GAS
BURMA-SHAVE
TRAIN WRECKS FEW
REASON CLEAR
FIREMAN NEVER HUGS
ENGINEER
BURMA-SHAVE
'TWOULD BE MORE FUN
TO GO BY AIR
IF WE COULD PUT
THESE SIGNS UP THERE
BURMA-SHAVE
A NUT AT THE WHEEL
A PEACH AT HIS RIGHT
CURVE AHEAD
SALAD TONIGHT
BURMA-SHAVE
IT'S BEST FOR ONE
WHO HITS THE BOTTLE
TO LET ANOTHER
USE THE THROTTLE
BURMA-SHAVE
WHY IS IT
WHEN YOU TRY TO PASS
THE GUY IN FRONT
GOES TWICE AS FAST?
BURMA-SHAVE
GRANDPA'S OUT WITH
JUNIOR'S DATE
OLD TECHNIQUE
WITH BRAND NEW BAIT
BURMA-SHAVE
IF HARMONY
IS WHAT YOU CRAVE
THEN GET
A TUBA
BURMA-SHAVE
HINKY-DINKY
PARLEY VOO
CHEER UP THE FACE
THE WAR IS THRU
BURMA-SHAVE
SHE KISSED THE HAIRBRUSH
BY MISTAKE
SHE THOUGHT IT WAS
HER HUSBAND JAKE
BURMA-SHAVE
DINAH DOESN'T
TREAT HIM RIGHT
BUT IF HE'D SHAVE
DYNA-MITE!
BURMA-SHAVE
A MAN - A MISS
A CAR - A CURVE
HE KISSED THE MISS
AND MISSED THE CURVE
BURMA-SHAVE
THE BLACKENED FOREST
SMOLDERS YET
BECAUSE HE FLIPPED
A CIGARETTE
BURMA-SHAVE
SAID FARMER BROWN
WHO'S BALD ON TOP
"WISH I COULD
ROTATE THE CROP"
BURMA-SHAVE
HEAVEN'S LATEST
NEOPHYTE
SIGNALLED LEFT
THEN TURNED RIGHT
BURMA-SHAVE
THIS IS NOT
A CLEVER VERSE
I TRIED AND TRIED
BUT JUST GOT WORSE
BURMA-SHAVE
A GUY WHO WANTS
TO MIDDLE-AISLE IT
MUST NEVER SCRATCH
HIS LITTLE VIOLET
BURMA-SHAVE
THE HOBO
LETS HIS WHISKERS SPROUT
IT'S TRAINS--NOT GIRLS
THAT HE TAKES OUT
BURMA-SHAVE
AROUND THE CURVE
LICKETY-SPLIT
IT'S A BEAUTIFUL CAR
WASN'T IT?
BURMA-SHAVE
WILD MEN PULLED
THEIR WHISKERS OUT
THAT'S WHAT MADE THEM WILD
NO DOUBT
BURMA-SHAVE
LISTEN BIRDS
THESE SIGNS COST MONEY
SO ROOST AWHILE
BUT DON'T GET FUNNY
BURMA-SHAVE
ON CURVES AHEAD
REMEMBER, SONNY
THAT RABBIT'S FOOT
DIDN'T SAVE THE BUNNY
BURMA-SHAVE
IF YOU DISLIKE
BIG TRAFFIC FINES
SLOW DOWN 'TILL YOU
CAN READ THESE SIGNS
BURMA-SHAVE
IF WIFIE SHUNS
YOUR FOND EMBRACE
DON'T SHOOT THE ICEMAN
FEEL YOUR FACE
BURMA-SHAVE
A PEACH LOOKS GOOD
WITH LOTS OF FUZZ
BUT MAN'S NO PEACH
AND NEVER WAS
BURMA-SHAVE
SAID JULIET
TO ROMEO
"IF YOU WON'T SHAVE
GO HOMEO"
BURMA-SHAVE
CAR IN DITCH
DRIVER IN TREE
MOON WAS FULL
AND SO WAS HE
BURMA-SHAVE
A GIRL SHOULD HOLD ON
TO HER YOUTH
BUT NOT
WHEN HE'S DRIVING
BURMA-SHAVE
"AT EASE," SHE SAID
"MANEUVERS BEGIN
WHEN YOU GET THOSE WHISKERS
OFF YOUR CHIN"
BURMA-SHAVE
DON'T STICK YOUR ELBOW
OUT SO FAR
IT MIGHT GO HOME
IN ANOTHER CAR
BURMA-SHAVE
HE MARRIED GRACE
WITH SCRATCHY FACE
HE ONLY GOT
ONE DAY OF GRACE!
BURMA-SHAVE


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The Signs & Rhymes
of Burma-Shave

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