I almost overlooked this musical gem alluded to in the novel The Ten Weeks. It’s Cream’s “Pressed Rat and Warthog” which appeared as a single along with “Anyone for Tennis” (an appropriate subject for The Ten Weeks.)
“Pressed Rat and Warthog” also appeared as the first song of the second side of the first disc of Wheels of Fire, which was the first double album to go platinum and whose cover art won several awards. (Update) It was co-written by Ginger Baker, who passed away in 2019.
Cream first performed it live in 2005, and that live performance is below.