“Senator Copper of Tonapah Ditch
Made a clean billion in minin’ and sich,
Hiked for Noo York, where his money he blew
Buildin’ a palace on Fift’ Avenoo
“How,” sez the Senator, “can I look the proudest?
Build me a house that’ll holler the loudest—”
Forty-eight architects came to consult,
Drawin’ up plans for a splendid result;
If the old Senator wanted to pay,
They’d give ‘im Art with a capital A.
Doors cut up in scallops, resemblin’ a shell;
Roof wuz Egyptian,
Whole grand effect, when completed, wuz—hell.”