BURMA SHAVE SIGNS

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15 Jul 2006 15:34 #5083 by Bill Hummel
Bill Hummel created the topic: BURMA SHAVE SIGNS
Those Grand Old Burma Shave Road Signs


Remember these?

For those who never saw any of the Burma Shave signs, here is a quick lesson in our history of the 1930s and '40s.

Before there were interstate highways, when everyone drove the old 2 lane roads, Burma Shave signs would be posted all over the countryside in farmers' fields. They were small red signs with white letters. Five signs, about 100 feet apart, each containing 1 line of a 4 line couplet...... and the obligatory 5th sign advertising Burma Shave, a popular shaving cream.

TRAINS DON'T WANDER
ALL OVER THE MAP
'CAUSE NOBODY SITS
IN THE ENGINEER'S LAP
Burma Shave


SHE KISSED THE HAIRBRUSH
BY MISTAKE
SHE THOUGHT IT WAS
HER HUSBAND JAKE
Burma Shave


DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD
TO GAIN A MINUTE
YOU NEED YOUR HEAD
YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT
Burma Shave


DROVE TOO LONG
DRIVER SNOOZING
WHAT HAPPENED
NEXT IS NOT AMUSING
Burma Shave


BROTHER SPEEDER
LET'S REHEARSE
ALL TOGETHER
GOOD MORNING, NURSE
Burma Shave


CAUTIOUS RIDER
TO HER RECKLESS DEAR
LET'S HAVE LESS BULL
AND MORE STEER
Burma Shave


SPEED WAS HIGH
WEATHER WAS NOT
TIRES WERE THIN
X MARKS THE SPOT
Burma Shave


THE MIDNIGHT RIDE
OF PAUL FOR BEER
LED TO A WARMER
HEMISPHERE
Burma Shave


AROUND THE CURVE
LICKETY-SPLIT
BEAUTIFUL CAR
WASN'T IT?
Burma Shave


NO MATTER THE PRICE
NO MATTER HOW NEW
THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE
IN THE CAR IS YOU
Burma Shave


A GUY WHO DRIVES
A CAR WIDE OPEN
IS NOT THINKIN'
HE'S JUST HOPIN'
Burma Shave


AT INTERSECTIONS
LOOK EACH WAY
A HARP SOUNDS NICE
BUT IT'S HARD TO PLAY
Burma Shave


BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL
EYES ON THE ROAD
THAT'S THE SKILLFUL
DRIVER'S CODE
Burma Shave


THE ONE WHO DRIVES
WHEN HE'S BEEN DRINKING
DEPENDS ON YOU
TO DO HIS THINKING
Burma Shave


CAR IN DITCH
DRIVER IN TREE
THE MOON WAS FULL
AND SO WAS HE.
Burma Shave


PASSING SCHOOL ZONE
TAKE IT SLOW
LET OUR LITTLE
SHAVERS GROW
Burma Shave


DON'T STICK YOUR ELBOW
OUT SO FAR
IT MAY GO HOME
IN ANOTHER CAR.
Burma Shave


my thanks to <a href="mailto:pwjitaylor@msn.com]pwjitaylor@msn.com[/url] who submitted this article

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03 Aug 2006 03:26 #5152 by Chris Summers
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HE HAD THE RING
HE HAD THE FLAT
BUT SHE FELT HIS CHIN
AND THAT WAS THAT
Burma-Shave

:D

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03 Aug 2006 13:51 #5153 by DJT
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He wanted a CORD
She wanted a FORD
"Oh good LORD",
as he walked out the door
Burma-Shave

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03 Aug 2006 15:06 #5154 by Chris Summers
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djturner wrote: He wanted a CORD
She wanted a FORD
"Oh good LORD",
as he walked out the door
Burma-Shave


:DI need to write that one down. :D

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03 Aug 2006 16:37 #5155 by DJT
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CMHSDuesy wrote: :DI need to write that one down. :D


<!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> shhhhhhhhhh I drive fords and work at a ford dealer tooo

Is that a L-29?
Thought the drunkin swine
As the L-29
Drove over his bottle of wine
Burma-Shave

Pretty pretty Auburn
All dressed in red
I wish you were mine
But as an L-29
Burma-Shave

I lost it.......... I can no longer think
Cord / Ford is my favorite thus far

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04 Aug 2006 01:44 #5161 by balinwire
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Seen the ACD website?
If your running hot
With a bad taillight
You've found the spot
Burma-Shave

My car leaks some oil
They say its a relic
So I lay down some foil
But I refuse to sell it
Burma-Shave

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