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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:

1937


Holler!
Half a pound
For half a dollar
Isn’t that
A cheerful earful?
Burma-Shave


Drive
With care
Be alive
When you
Arrive
Burma-Shave


Week-old beard
So masked his face
His bull dog
Chased him
Off the place
Burma-Shave


Little Willie
Modern soul
Busted Papa’s
Brush and bowl
Nice work Willie
Burma-Shave


’Mid rising
Taxes
Soaring rents
Still half a pound
For fifty cents
Burma-Shave


Substitutes!
Smooth guys sell ’em
Easy marks use ’em
Well groomed men
Always refuse ’em
Burma-Shave


Every
Sheba
Wants a sheik
Strong of muscle
Smooth of cheek
Burma-Shave


If HER whiskers
Scratched YOUR cheek
You would
Send her out
To seek
Burma-Shave


The cannibals
Took just one view
And said
He looks too nice
To stew
Burma-Shave


You’ve laughed
At our signs
For many a mile
Be a sport
Give us a trial
Burma-Shave


If harmony
Is what
You crave
Then get
A tuba
Burma-Shave


The burma girls
In Mandalay
Dunk bearded lovers
In the bay
Who don’t use
Burma-Shave


Kids! Attention!
44 best jingles
Used so far
In jingle book
With tube or jar
Burma-Shave


Men
Who’ve tested
Every brand
Are just the ones
Who now demand
Burma-Shave


It’s in
The bag
Of every man
Who travels
Lightly as he can
Burma-Shave


My neck was sore
In front before
And also
Sore behind
Before
Burma-Shave


The crowd
You see
Around that store
Are


Fingers were made
Before brushes —
Use ’em
They’re much safer
You can’t lose ’em
Burma-Shave


No pulling
At the whisker base
A soothing film
Protects
Your face
Burma-Shave


From Saskatoon
To Alabam’
You hear men praise
The shave
What am
Burma-Shave


Stomach ache!
Doctor —
Toothache!
Dentist —
Whiskers!
Burma-Shave


Bathroom shelf
Surprises me
From shaving clutter
It’s now free
I’m using
Burma-Shave


Salesmen, tourists
Camper-outers
All you other
Whisker-sprouters
Don’t forget your
Burma-Shave


Paper hangers
With the hives
Now can
Shave with
Carving knives
Burma-Shave


Romances are wrecked
Before they begin
By a hair
On the coat
Or a lot on the chin
Burma-Shave