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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:

1938


They’re off
He cried
And felt his chin
’Twas just another
Easy win for
Burma-Shave


Fire! Fire!
Keep cool
Be brave
Just grab
Your pants and
Burma-Shave


A silky cheek
Shaved smooth
And clean
Is not obtained
With a mowing machine
Burma-Shave


Cheek to cheek
They meant to be
The lights went out
And so did he
He needed
Burma-Shave


Henry the Eighth
Prince of friskers
Lost five wives
But kept
His whiskers
Burma-Shave


Don’t take
A curve
At 60 per
We hate to lose
A customer
Burma-Shave


If you have
A double chin
You’ve two
Good reasons
To begin using
Burma-Shave


On a highway ad
He spied it
Bough a jar
Now glad he
Tried it
Burma-Shave


Ring out the old
Ring in the new
What good can
Shaving
Brushes do?
Burma-Shave


Say, big boy
To go
Thru life
How’d you like
A whiskered wife?
Burma-Shave


Are you
An even-tempered guy?
Mad all
The time?
Better try
Burma-Shave


The cream
One hears
The most of now
Comes from a jar
Not from a cow
Burma-Shave


The time
To start
A real dispute
Is when you’re
Offered a substitute
Burma-Shave


Other things have
Gone sky high
Half a dollar
Still will buy
Half pound jar
Burma-Shave


Before I tried it
The kisses
I missed
But afterward — Boy!
The misses I kissed
Burma-Shave


No lady likes
To dance
Or dine
Accompanied by
A porcupine
Burma-Shave


In every
Half a pound
My boy
You get a ton
Of Shaving joy
Burma-Shave


Here’s something
That could
Even soak
The whiskers off
A radio joke
Burma-Shave


Rip Van Winkle
Said he’d rather
Snooze for years
Than shave
With lather
Burma-Shave


After one trial
You’ll want more
At the next
Good drug store
15 for 25 cents
Burma-Shave


Here’s the winning
Shaving team
The perfect blade
The perfect cream
Burma-Shave


Sharpest blade
Ever made
Comfort speed
Guaranteed
15 for 25 cents
Burma-Shave