Burma Shave
      IF IT'S MUSIC
      THAT YOU CRAVE
      BUY A TUBA
      Burma Shave
      TRAINS DON'T WANDER
      ALL OVER THE MAP
       'CAUSE NOBODY SITS
      IN THE ENGINEER'S LAP
      Burma Shave
      SHE KISSED THE HAIRBRUSH
      BY MISTAKE
      SHE THOUGHT IT WAS
      HER HUSBAND JAKE
      Burma Shave
      Remember these? For those who never saw the Burma
      Shave signs, here is a quick lesson in our history of the 1930's and
       '40's. Before the Interstates, when everyone drove the old 2 lane
      roads, Burma Shave signs would be posted all over the countryside in
      farmers' fields. They were small red signs with white letters. Five signs,
      about 100 feet apart,each containing 1 line of a 4 line couplet......
      and the obligatory 5th sign advertising Burma Shave, a popular shaving cream.
      Here are more of the actual signs:
      DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD
      TO GAIN A MINUTE
      YOU NEED YOUR HEAD
      YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT
      Burma Shave
      DROVE TOO LONG
      DRIVER SNOOZING
      WHAT HAPP ENED NEXT
      IS NOT AMUSING
      Burma Shave
      BROTHER SPEEDER
      LET'S REHEARSE
      ALL TOGETHER
      GOOD MORNING, NURSE
      Burma Shave
      CAUTIOUS RIDER
      TO HER RECKLESS DEAR
      LET'S HAVE LESS BULL
      AND MORE STEER
      Burma Shave
      SPEED WAS HIGH
      WEATHER WAS NOT
      TIRES WERE THIN
      X MARKS THE SPOT
      Burma Shave
      THE MIDNIGHT RIDE
      OF PAUL FOR BEER
      LED TO A WARMER
      HEMISPHERE
      Burma Shave
      AROUND THE CURVE
      LICKETY-SPLIT
      BEAUTIFUL CAR
      WASN'T IT?
      Burma Shave
      NO MATTER THE PRICE
      NO MATTER HOW NEW
      THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE
       IN THE CAR IS YOU
      Burma Shave
      A GUY WHO DRIVES
      A CAR WIDE OPEN
      IS NOT THINKIN'
      HE'S JUST HOPIN'
      Burma Shave
      AT INTERSECTIONS
      LOOK EACH WAY
      A HARP SOUNDS NICE
      BUT IT'S HARD TO PLAY
      Burma Shave
      BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL
      EYES ON THE ROAD
      THAT'S THE SKILLFUL
      DRIVER'S CODE
      Burma Shave
      THE ONE WHO DRIVES
      WHEN HE'S BEEN DRINKING
      DEPENDS ON YOU
      TO DO HIS THINKING
      Burma Shave
      CAR IN DITCH
      DRIVER IN TREE
      THE MOON WAS FULL
      AND SO WAS HE.
      Burma Shave
      And my all time favorite:
      PASSING SCHOOL ZONE
      TAKE IT SLOW
      LET OUR LITTLE
      SHAVERS GROW
      Burma Shave
      Do these bring back memories??
      If not, you are such a child.
      If they do, you're older than dirt, like me!

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