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Burma Shave Slogans

These signs once appeared alongside the highway, each sign containing one sentence of a longer slogan. So you would drive by and the kids would all read aloud each of the signs. (And those kids are now in their '60s.)

Anyway, some of these can be pretty fun, though it's best to pause between each line and imagine yourself rumbling down an old 2-lane road, top down on the Chevy convertible, watching America roll by...

Year:

1934


He had the ring
He had the flat
But she felt his chin
And that
Was that
Burma-Shave


Your beauty, boys
Is just
Skin deep
What skin you’ve got
You ought to keep
Burma-Shave


The answer to
A shaver’s dream
A greaseless
No brush
Shaving cream
Burma-Shave


When cutting
Whiskers
You don’t need
To leave one half
Of them for seed
Burma-Shave


Every day
We do
Our part
To make your face
A work of art
Burma-Shave


The bearded lady
Tried a jar
She’s now
A famous
Movie star
Burma-Shave


Jonah took
No brush
To mop his face
Where Jonah went
He needed space
Burma-Shave


The game laws
Ought to
Let you shoot
The bird who hands you
A substitute
Burma-Shave


Bachelor’s quarters
Dog on the rug
Whiskers to blame
No one
To hug
Burma-Shave


Bristly beard
Or silky fuzz
Just shave ’em back
To where
They was
Burma-Shave


Tho living costs
Are upward bound
Four bits
Still buys
Half a pound
Burma-Shave


Pity all
The mighty Caesars
They pulled
Each whisker out
With tweezers
Burma-Shave


Lather was used
By Daniel Boone
He lived
A 100 years
Too soon
Burma-Shave


Beneath this stone
Lies Elmer Gush
Tickled to death
By his shaving brush
Burma-Shave


College boys!
Your courage muster
Shave off
That fuzzy
Cookie duster
Burma-Shave


Every second
Without fail
Some store
Rings up
Another sale
Burma-Shave


That "pink toothbrush"
Is a curse
But that pink razor’s
A darn sight worse
Use
Burma-Shave


Noah had whiskers
In the ark
But he wouldn’t get by
On a bench
In the park
Burma-Shave