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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:

1942


Pa likes the cream
Ma likes the jar
Both like
The price
So there you are
Burma-Shave


Brother speeders
Let’s
Rehearse
All together
"Good morning, Nurse!"
Burma-Shave


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


Approached
A crossing
Without looking
Who will eat
His widow’s cooking?
Burma-Shave


Drove too long
Driver snoozing
What happened next
Is not
Amusing
Burma-Shave


Stores are full
Of shaving aids
But all you need
Is this
And blades
Burma-Shave


Pa acted
So tickled
Ma thot
He was pickled
He’d just tried
Burma-Shave


Iceman’s grandson
Now full grown
Has cooling system
All his own
He uses
Burma-Shave


If you
Don’t know
Whose signs
These are
You can’t have
Driven very far
Burma-Shave


Let’s make Hitler
And Hirohito
Look as sick as
Old Benito
Buy defense bonds
Burma-Shave


Can’t shave daily?
Tender hide?
Now be honest
Have you
Tried
Burma-Shave


There’s no whisker
It won’t soften
Shave ’em close
And not
So often
Burma-Shave


If hugging
On highways
Is your sport
Trade in your car
For a davenport
Burma-Shave


Shaving brush
In army pack
Was straw that broke
The rookie’s back
Use brushless
Burma-Shave


A girl
Should hold on
To her youth
But not
When he’s driving
Burma-Shave


Maybe you can’t
Shoulder a gun
But you can shoulder
The cost of one
Buy defense bonds
Burma-Shave


Of all
The drunks
Who drive on Sunday
Some are stil
Alive on Monday
Burma-Shave


"At ease," she said
"Maneuvers begin
When you get
Those whiskers
Off your chin"
Burma-Shave


Substitutes
Like unseen barter
Often make one
Sad
But smarter
Burma-Shave


Traveling men
Know ease
And speed
Their shaving kits
Hold what they need
Burma-Shave


What you shouted
May be true,
But
Did you hear
What he called you?
Burma-Shave


Buying defense bonds
Means money lent
So they
Don’t cost you
One red cent
Burma-Shave


To most brush shavers
It’s quite clear
The yanks aren’t coming
The yanks are here
Use brushless
Burma-Shave