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For those of you who never saw the Burma Shave signs, here is a quick lesson In our history of the 1930s and 1940s.  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.




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




  DROVE TOO LONG
  DRIVER SNOOZING
  WHAT HAPPENED NEXT
  IS NOT AMUSING
 




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




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



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




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




  AROUND THE CURVE
  LICKETY-SPLIT
  IT'S A BEAUTIFUL NEW CAR
  WASN'T IT?




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



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




  AT INTERSECTIONS
  LOOK EACH WAY
  A HARP SOUNDS NICE
  BUT ITS HARD TO PLAY



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



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



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



  PASSING SCHOOL ZONE
  TAKE IT SLOW
  LET OUR LITTLE
  SHAVERS GROW
 
Ben and Anna
made a hit
neglected beard
BenAnna split
Burma shave