Burma Shave signs  

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1/24/2006 9:07 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Burma Shave signs


Remember these? For those who never saw the Burma Shave signs, here is a
quick lesson in our history of the 1930's and '40's. Before the
Interstates, 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. Here are the actual signs:

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

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
It's a 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 its hard to play
Burma Shave

Both hands on the wheel
Eyes on the road
That's tha skillful
Driver's code
Burma Shave

The one who drives
When he's been drinking
Depends on the car
To do his thinking
Burma Shave

Car in Ditch
Driver in Tree
The moon was Full
and so was He
Burma Shave

and the all time favorite:

Passing school zone
Take it slow
Let our little
Shavers grow
Burma Shave

Do these bring back memories?
If not, you are such a child.
If they do, you're older than dirt, like me !*

Don't you know who he thinks he is?


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