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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:

1943


Every shaver
Now can snore
Six more minutes
Than before
By using
Burma-Shave


One pound jar 85 ¢
Half pound jar 50 ¢
Big tube 35 ¢
Don’t put it off
Put it on
Burma-Shave


Half a pound
For
Half a dollar
Spread on thin
Above the collar
Burma-Shave


Shaving brushes
You’ll soon see ’em
On the shelf
In some
Museum
Burma-Shave


Does your husband
Misbehave
Grunt and grumble
Rant and rave
Shoot the brute some
Burma-Shave


It’s a good
Old Spanish custom
Take your mug
And brush
And bust ’em
Burma-Shave


Early to bed
Early to rise
Was meant for those
Old fashioned guys
Who don’t use
Burma-Shave


Within this vale
Of toil
And sin
Your head grows bald
But not your chin — Use
Burma-Shave


The cannoneers
With hairy ears
On wiry whiskers
Used tin shears
Until they found
Burma-Shave


Film protects
Your neck
And chin
So your razor
Won’t dig in
Burma-Shave


Tho tough
And rough
From wind and wave
Your cheek grows sleek
With
Burma-Shave


Many a wolf
Is never let in
Because of the hair
On his
Chinny-chin-chin
Burma-Shave