“Shaving Cream” is a very funny song for ukulele.
It’s also very easy to play — nice friendly uke chords, and a riot to sing with people who have never heard it before.
I first learned of the song Shaving Cream from the wonderful Dr. Demento radio show. I remember getting in terrible trouble in 5th grade for singing it in school. (Rather a life changing argument with the teacher over whether or not it was actually inappropriate, since the swearing is only implied…)
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And if you like it, please sure with your ukulele pals![social_warfare]
Here’s the video for Shaving Cream
Just listen to those tinny horns — corny while still being musical. Everything you could want from a comedy song!
For more comedy songs for ukulele, jump right over to this page!
And click here for more ukulele sheet music.
From this page, I learned a few interesting facts about Benny Bell and the song Shaving Cream, such as:
- Though written in 1946, Shaving Cream became a Top 40 hit in 1975! (Just in time for me to hear it and get in trouble for singing it…)
- Benny Bell also had a big hit in the 1940s with Pinkus the Peddlar, “a klezmer-inflected blues number about a hapless immigrant who gets shipped back to Russia.”
- Bell was still alive when Shaving Cream had its resurgence and was doing live shows into his 80s!