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30s Burma Shave

 

 

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BURMA SHAVE
1930s

1930
One pound 85 cents
Half pound 50 cents
Big tube 35 cents
Don’t put it off
Put it on
Burma-Shave
 
Does your husband
Misbehave
Grunt and grumble
Rant and rave
Shoot the brute some
Burma-Shave
 
Shaving brushes
Such a bother
Burma-Shave
Looks good
To
Father
Early to bed
Early to rise
Was meant for those
Old fashioned guys
Who didn’t use
Burma-Shave
Be
No
Longer
Lather’s slave
Treat yourself to
Burma-Shave
Uncle Rube
Buys tube
One week
Looks sleek
Like sheik
Burma-Shave
Tho stiff
The beard
That Nature gave
It shaves like down
With
Burma-Shave
Shaving brushes
You’ll soon see ’em
Way down east
In some
Museum
Burma-Shave
Five
Hundred
Thousand
Men
Use
Burma-Shave
Cheer up face
The war is past
The "h" is out
Of shave
At last
Burma-Shave
Half a pound
For
Half a dollar
At the drug store
Simply holler
Burma-Shave
Shaving brushes
You’ll soon see ’em
On the shelf
In some
Museum
Burma-Shave
Six
Hundred
Thousand
Men
Use
Burma-Shave
1880 A.D.
Straight razor and
Shaving soap
1930 A.D.
Safety razor and
Burma-Shave
The 50 cent jar
So large
By heck
Even the Scotch
Now shave the neck
Burma-Shave
Are your whiskers
When you wake
Tougher than
A two-bit steak?
Try
Burma-Shave
Modern man
Spreads it on
Pats it in
Shaves it off
See him grin
Burma-Shave
Buy a tube
Use it one week
If you then want
Your money back
Send us the tube
Burma-Shave

Hinky-dinky
Parley voo
Cheer up the face
The war
Is thru
Burma-Shave
1931
Eight
Hundred
Thousand
Men
Use
Burma-Shave

Take a tip
For your trip
No wet brush
To soak
Your grip
Burma-Shave
Film protects
Your neck
And chin
So your razor
Won’t dig in
Burma-Shave
The one horse shay
Has had its day
So has the brush
And lather way
Use
Burma-Shave
It’s a good
Old Spanish custom
Take your mug
And brush
And bust ’em
Burma-Shave
No matter how
You slice it
It’s still your face
Be humane
Use
Burma-Shave
Hello druggist
I don’t mean maybe
Yes
Sir!
That’s the baby
Burma-Shave
Half a pound
For
Half a buck
Come on shavers
You’re in luck
Burma-Shave
Golfers!
If fewer strokes
Are what you crave
You’re out of the rough
With
Burma-Shave
Tho tough
And rough
From wind and wave
Your cheek grows sleek
With
Burma-Shave
Shaving brush
All wet
And hairy
I’ve passed you up
For sanitary
Burma-Shave

Makes shaving
A
Grin game
Not
A skin game
Burma-Shave
1932
Political pull
May be
Of use
For razor pull
There’s no excuse
Burma-Shave

Listen shavers
Knock on wood
When offered
Something
"Just as good"
Burma-Shave
_____(Hebrew)
_____(Chinese)
_____(Greek)
The best shave
In any language
Burma-Shave
 
A shave
That’s real
No cuts to heal
A soothing
Velvet after-feel
Burma-Shave
The cannoneers
With hairy ears
On wiry whiskers
Used tin shears
Until they found
Burma-Shave
The tube’s
A whopper
35 cents
Easy shaving
Low expense
Burma-Shave
Bargain hunters
Gather ’round
Fifty cents
Buys
Half a pound
Burma-Shave
From New York town
To Pumpkin Holler
It’s half a pound
For
Half a dollar
Burma-Shave
Free
Illustrated
Jingle book
In every
Package
Burma-Shave
You’ll love your wife
You’ll love her paw
You’ll even love
Your mother-in-law
If you use
Burma-Shave
For painting
Cow-shed
Barn or fence
That shaving brush
Is just immense
Burma-Shave
Give the guy
The toe of your boot
Who tries
To hand you
A substitute for
Burma-Shave
When the jar
Is empty
Wife begins to sing
"For spices, jam & jelly
That jar is just the thing"
Burma-Shave
Lawyers, doctors
Sheiks and bakers
Mountaineers and undertakers
Make their bristly beards behave
By using brushless
Burma-Shave

 

 

 

 

1932
Several million
Modern men
Will never go back
To the brush again
Burma-Shave


1933
Moonlight
And roses
Whiskers
Like Moses
Just don’t go together
Burma-Shave

 


The millionth man
Has joined
Our ranks
Of happy shavers
Many thanks!
Burma-Shave

 

Travelers!
All
You need is
A razor
And
Burma-Shave

 

Late risers!
Shave in just
2 minutes flat
Kiss your wife
Grab your hat
Burma-Shave

 
Little shavers
Don’t overlook
Illustrated
Jingle book
In every package

Burma-Shave

It's not toasted
It's not dated
But look out -
It's imitatied
Insist on
Burma Shave
 

Shaving brush
Was like
Old rover
When he died
He died all over
Burma-Shave

 

Wise old Sandy
Shopped around
This is what
Old Sandy found
50 cents buys half a pound
Burma-Shave

 

The answer to
A maiden’s
Prayer
Is not a chin
Of stubby hair
Burma-Shave

 

Shaving brush
Don’t you cry
You’ll be a
Shoe dauber
By and by
Burma-Shave

 

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

 

Free offer! Free offer!
Rip a fender
Off your car
Mail it in for
A half-pound jar
Burma-Shave

 

Everything
In it
Is fine
For the
Skin
Burma-Shave

 

He played
A sax
Had no B.O.
But his whiskers scratched
So she let him go
Burma-Shave

 

Bridge prize
For men
Just half a buck
Try it, hostess
Change your luck
Burma-Shave

 

Thrifty shavers
Now are found
Buying shaves
By the pound
One lb. jar 85 cents
Burma-Shave

 

Ruddy cheeks
And face
Of tan
Neatly shaven
What a man!
Burma-Shave

 
If your hubby
Trumps your ace
Here’s something
That will
Save his face
Burma-Shave
Mug and brush
Old Adam
Had ’em
Is your husband
Like Adam, Madam?
Burma-Shave

25 prizes
Every week
Thruout the football season
You’ll find you’d rather
Use no lather
B’golly there’s a reason
Burma-Shave

 

To shaving brush
I need
Not cling
I will not hush
Of thee I sing
Burma-Shave

 

Prize contest details
May be obtained
At football broadcast
Every Saturday
Over WCCO
Burma-Shave

 

Hit ’em high
Hit ’em low
Follow your team
Over WCCO
And win a prize
Burma-Shave

 


Hit ’em high
Hit ’em low
It’s action rooters crave
Millions boast — millions toast
The All-American shave
Burma-Shave

 
There’s football in the air
And prizes for all to share
Accept our invitation
WCCO’s the station
(Many prizes
Get your share)

1934
He had the ring
He had the flat
But she felt his chin
And that
Was that
Burma-Shave

 

Your beauty, boys
Is just
Skin deep
What skin you’ve got
You ought to keep
Burma-Shave

 

The answer to
A shaver’s dream
A greaseless
No brush
Shaving cream
Burma-Shave

 

When cutting
Whiskers
You don’t need
To leave one half
Of them for seed
Burma-Shave

 

Every day
We do
Our part
To make your face
A work of art
Burma-Shave

 

The bearded lady
Tried a jar
She’s now
A famous
Movie star
Burma-Shave

 

Jonah took
No brush
To mop his face
Where Jonah went
He needed space
Burma-Shave

 

The game laws
Ought to
Let you shoot
The bird who hands you
A substitute
Burma-Shave

 

Bachelor’s quarters
Dog on the rug
Whiskers to blame
No one
To hug
Burma-Shave

 

Bristly beard
Or silky fuzz
Just shave ’em back
To where
They was
Burma-Shave

 

Tho living costs
Are upward bound
Four bits
Still buys
Half a pound
Burma-Shave

 

Pity all
The mighty Caesars
They pulled
Each whisker out
With tweezers
Burma-Shave

 

Lather was used
By Daniel Boone
He lived
A 100 years
Too soon
Burma-Shave

 
 Beneath this stone
Lies Elmer Gush
Tickled to death
By his shaving brush
Burma-Shave

 

College boys!
Your courage muster
Shave off
That fuzzy
Cookie duster
Burma-Shave

 

Every second
Without fail

Some store
Rings up
Another sale
Burma-Shave

 

That "pink toothbrush"
Is a curse
But that pink razor’s
A darn sight worse
Use
Burma-Shave

 

Noah had whiskers
In the ark
But he wouldn’t get by
On a bench
In the park
Burma-Shave

 
1935
His face was smooth
And cool as ice
And oh Louise!
He smelled
So nice
Burma-Shave

 

 



 


1935
Water heater
Out of kilter
Try the brushless
Whisker
Wilter
Burma-Shave

 


Helps
Your budget
Hold it’s ground
Half a dollar
Half a pound
Burma-Shave

 

Dewhiskered
Kisses
Defrost
The
Misses
Burma-Shave

 

With 200 kinds
From which to choose
2 million men
Prefer
To use
Burma-Shave

 

Avoid the store
Which claims
You should
Buy something else
That’s just as good
Burma-Shave

 

If you think
She likes
Your bristles
Walk bare-footed
Through some thistles
Burma-Shave

 

Grandpa’s beard
Was stiff and coarse
And that’s what
Caused his
Fifth divorce
Burma-Shave

 

Cutie invited
Varsity hop
Guy full
Of whiskers
Party a flop
Burma-Shave

 

It took years
To perfect
For you
A brushless cream
That’s greaseless too
Burma-Shave

 

I just joined
The young man said
A nudist camp
Is my face red?
No! I use
Burma-Shave

 

20 miles per gal.
Says well-known car
To go 10,000
Miles per gal
By half-pound jar
Burma-Shave

 

You know
Your onions
Lettuce suppose
This beets ’em all
Don’t turnip your nose
Burma-Shave

 

Tube
Immense
35 cents
Easy shaving
Low expense
Burma-Shave

 

Keep well
To the right
Of the oncoming car
Get your close shaves
From the half-pound jar
Burma-Shave

 

Be a modern
Paul Revere
Spread the news
From ear
To ear
Burma-Shave

 

Whiskers long
Made Samson strong
But Samson’s gal
She done
Him wrong
Burma-Shave

 

At Xmas time
And birthdays too
We solve
Your problems right
For you — give
Burma-Shave

 

Half a buck
Half a pound
No substitute
Is ever found
For
Burma-Shave

 

Enthusiastic user
Henry J. McLass
Spreads our product
On the lawn
When he cuts the grass
Burma-Shave

 

The happy golfer
Find with glee
The shave
That suits him
To a tee
Burma-Shave

 

Eeny-meeny
Miny-mo
Save your skin
Your time
Your dough
Burma-Shave

 

Shaving brush
Is out of date
Use the
Razor’s
Perfect mate
Burma-Shave

 

If substitution
He should try
Just look that clerk
Right in the eye
And bellow
Burma-Shave

 


1936
Riot at
Drug store
Calling all cars
100 customers
99 jars
Burma-Shave

 


To get
Away from
Hairy apes
Ladies jump
From fire escapes
Burma-Shave

 

Special treatment
Every hair
Holds it up
And cuts
It square
Burma-Shave

 

Your razor
Floats thru
The hair
With the
Greatest of ease
Burma-Shave

 

Ed’s face
Is rough
And rugged
Ed’s wife
Doesn’t hug Ed
Burma-Shave

 

Shaving brush
And soapy smear
Went out of
Style with
Hoops my dear
Burma-Shave

 

To every man
His shave
Is best
Until he makes
The final test
Burma-Shave

 

Golfers!
Hole in one
Is quite a feat
Unless that hole
Is in your meat
Burma-Shave

 

If you
And whiskers
Do hobnob
Some sailor gob
Will steal your squab
Burma-Shave

 

If you’re just
An average man
Wanting to look
The best you can
Use
Burma-Shave

 

The cream
Preserves
Pa’s razor blade
The jar preserves
Ma’s marmalade
Burma-Shave

 

Smith Brothers
Would look immense
If they’d just
Cough up 50 cents
For half pound jar
Burma-Shave

 

Jimmie said a naughty word
Jimmie’s mother overheard
Soapsuds? No!
He preferred
Burma-Shave

 

Congressman Pipp
Lost the election
Babies he kissed
Had no protection
To win — use
Burma-Shave

 

Let’s give the
Clerk a hand
Who never
Palms off
Another brand
Burma-Shave

 

His tenor voice
She thought divine
Till whiskers
Scratched
Sweet Adeline
Burma-Shave

 
 
Old McDonald
On the farm
Shaved so hard
He broke his arm
Then he bought
Burma-Shave
 
 
As you journey
Down the years
Your mirror is
The glass that cheers
If you use
Burma-Shave
 
 
Cheer cheer
The gang’s
All here
Riding along
Three million strong for
Burma-Shave
 
 
Hear about
The jolly tar
It smelled so good
He ate
A jar
Burma-Shave
 
 
Cooties love
Bewhiskered places
Cuties love the
Smoothest faces
Shaved by
Burma-Shave

 
 
Free! Free!!
A trip
To Mars
For 900
Empty jars
Burma-Shave

 

 

 

 


1936
All these years
Your skin
Has dried
Why not moisten
Up your hide
Burma-Shave

 


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

 

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 Burma-Shavers
Buying more
Burma-Shave

 

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

 


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

 
1938
They’re off
He cried
And felt his chin
’Twas just another
Easy win for
Burma-Shave


Here’s something
That could
Even soak
The whiskers off
A radio joke
Burma-Shave

 


Fire! Fire!
Keep cool
Be brave
Just grab
Your pants and
Burma-Shave

 

A silky cheek
Shaved smooth
And clean
Is not obtained
With a mowing machine
Burma-Shave

 

Cheek to cheek
They meant to be
The lights went out
And so did he
He needed
Burma-Shave

 

Henry the Eighth
Prince of friskers
Lost five wives
But kept
His whiskers
Burma-Shave

 

Don’t take
A curve
At 60 per
We hate to lose
A customer
Burma-Shave

 

If you have
A double chin
You’ve two
Good reasons
To begin using
Burma-Shave

 

On a highway ad
He spied it
Bough a jar
Now glad he
Tried it
Burma-Shave

 

Ring out the old
Ring in the new
What good can
Shaving
Brushes do?
Burma-Shave

 

Say, big boy
To go
Thru life
How’d you like
A whiskered wife?
Burma-Shave

 

Are you
An even-tempered guy?
Mad all
The time?
Better try
Burma-Shave

 

The cream
One hears
The most of now
Comes from a jar
Not from a cow
Burma-Shave

 

The time
To start
A real dispute
Is when you’re
Offered a substitute
Burma-Shave

 

Other things have
Gone sky high
Half a dollar
Still will buy
Half pound jar
Burma-Shave

 

Before I tried it
The kisses
I missed
But afterward — Boy!
The misses I kissed
Burma-Shave

 
No lady likes
To dance
Or dine
Accompanied by
A porcupine
Burma-Shave

 
In every
Half a pound
My boy
You get a ton
Of Shaving joy
Burma-Shave

 

Rip Van Winkle
Said he’d rather
Snooze for years
Than shave
With lather
Burma-Shave


 

 


 

 


1938
Sharpest blade
Ever made
Comfort speed
Guaranteed
15 for 25 cents
Burma-Shave


 

After one trial
You’ll want more
At the next
Good drug store
15 for 25 cents
Burma-Shave

 
Here’s the winning
Shaving team
The perfect blade
The perfect cream
Burma-Shave

 

1939
Hardly a driver
Is now alive
Who passed
On hills
At 75
Burma-Shave


 


Careless
Bridegroom
Dainty bride
Scratchy whiskers
Homicide
Burma-Shave


 

Darling I am
Growing old
Nonsense!
Do as you
Are told — get
Burma-Shave

 

A whiskered gent
At a bazaar
Paid for
A kiss
But got a jar
Burma-Shave

 

Drive like
A railroad engineer
Take it easy
When the road’s
Not clear
Burma-Shave

 

Mirror on
The bathroom wall
What’s the
Smoothest shave
Of all?
Burma-Shave

 

Try a tube
The cream
That’s in it
Is making friends
A man a minute
Burma-Shave

 

Soap’s
That irritate
Their mugs
Turn jolly gents
To jitterbugs
Burma-Shave

 

Past
Schoolhouses
Take it slow
Let the little
Shavers grow
Burma-Shave

 

Mom and Pop
Are feeling gay
Baby said
As plain
As day
Burma-Shave

 

If you dislike
Big traffic fines
Slow down
’Till you
Can read these signs
Burma-Shave

 

Shiver my timbers
Said Captain Mack
We’re ten knots out
But we’re turning back
I forgot my
Burma-Shave

 

Special seats
Reserved in hades
For whiskered guys
Who scratch
The ladies
Burma-Shave

 

A peach
Looks good
With lots of fuzz
But man’s no peach
And never wuz
Burma-Shave

 

Spread it on
And lightly too
Shave it off
That’s all
You’re through
Burma-Shave

 

Shaving brushes
Soon will
Be trimmin’
Those screwy hats
We see on wimmin
Burma-Shave

 

I proposed
To Ida
Ida refused
Ida won my Ida
If Ida used
Burma-Shave

 

The queen
Of hearts
Now loves the knave
The king
Ran out of
Burma-Shave

 

At crossroads
Don’t just
Trust to luck
The other car
May be a truck
Burma-Shave

 

Christmas comes
But once
A year
One swell gift
That’s always here
Burma-Shave

 

Careless driving
Soon we hope
Will go
The way
Of brush and soap
Burma-Shave