Oil on the Brain


H. DE MARSAN, Publisher 54 Chatham Street, New-York.

Oil on The Brain.

The Yankees boast that they make clocks
Which “just beat all Creation;”
They never made one could keep time
With our Great Speculation.
Out stocks, like clocks, go with a spring:
Wind up.. run down again;
But all our strikes are sure to cause
Oil on the brain.

There’s various kinds of oil a-float:
Cod-Liver, Castor sweet:
Which tend to make a sick man well,
And set him on his feet;
But ours a curious feat performs:
We just a well obtain,
And set the people crazy with
Oil on the brain.

There’s neighbor Smith, a poor young man,
Who could not raise a dime,
Had clothes that boasted many rents,
And took his “Nip” on time:
But now he’s clad in Dandy style,
Sports diamonds, kids and cane..
And his success was, owing to
Oil on the brain.

Miss Simple drives her coach and four,
And dresses in high style;
And Mr. Shoddy courts her strong,
Because her Dad’s struck fie.
Her jewels, laces velvets silks,
Of which she is so vain.
Were bought by Dad the time he had
Oil on the brain.

You meet a friend upon the street:
He greets you with a smile,
And tells you, in a hummed way,
He’s “just gone into île;”
He button-holds you half an hour:
Of course, you can’t complain;
For, you, can see the fellow has
Oil on the brain,

The Lawyers, Doctors, Hatters, Clerks,
Industrious and lazy,
Have put their money all in stocks:
In fact, have gone ôil-crazy;
They’d better stick to briefs and pills,
Hot-irons, ink and pen,
Or they will “kick the bucket” from
Oil on the brain.

Poor Mrs Jones was taken ill,
The doctors gave her up;
They lost the confidence they had
In lancet, leech and cup;
Afflictions sore long time she bore,
Physicians were in vain:
And she, at last, expired of
Oil on the brain.

There’s: Maple-Shade, Excelsior
Bull-Creek Big-Tank. Dalzell:
And Key-Stone, Star, Venango,
Organic, Luna, Tarrell,
Petroleum, Saint-Nicholas,
Conn. Planter, New-Creek Vein:
Sure ’tis no wonder many have
Oil on the brain.

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