SAVE THE BONES FOR HENRY JONES (Danny Barker / Vernon Lee aka Michael H. Goldson) Nat King Cole & Johnny Mercer We’re gonna have a supper We’ll eat some food that’s rare And at the head of the table We’ll place brother Henry’s chair Invite all the local big dogs We’ll laugh and talk and eat But we’ll save the bones for Henry Jones ‘Cause Henry don’t eat no meat Today I’ll go to market Buy up a lotta fish Well, that will thrill brother Henry ‘Cause fish is his special dish Get a large can of molasses Have something really sweet But we’ll save the bones for Henry Jones ‘Cause Henry don’t eat no meat Henry is not a drinker He rarely takes a nip He don’t need a napkin ‘Cause the things he eats don’t drip – blip! One day we had a banquet It really was a bake They started off with short ribs Then finished off with steak But when the feast was over Brother Henry just kept his seat And we served the bones to Henry Jones ‘Cause Henry don’t eat no meat Our banquet was most proper Right down to demitasse From soup to lox and bagels And pheasant under glass – class! We thought the chops were mellow He said his chops were beat – reet! We served the bones to Henry Jones ‘Cause Henry don’t eat no meat He’s an egg man Henry don’t eat no meat He loves a pullet Henry don’t eat no meat A vegetarian Henry? Coming mother! Soup’s on