Save the Bones for Henry Jones

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Nat King Cole

Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was a musician who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He owes most of his popular musical fame to his soft baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres. He w… more »

Tonight I'll serve a supper, 
We'll eat some food that's rare. 
And at the head of the table, 
I'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 he don't eat no meat- 

Today I'll go to market- 
and buy a lot of fish, 
That will thrill Brother Henry, 
Because that's his special dish.- 
Get a large can of molasses,
 so we'll have something sweet, 
But save the bones for Henry Jones, 
“cause he 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. 
One day we had a banquet, 
It really was a bake, 
They started off with some short ribs,
 they finished off with a steak. 
But when the feat was over, 
brother henry just kept his seat, 
and we served the bones to Henry Jones,
 ‘cause he don't eat no meat. 
To- he don't eat no meat. 

Written by: DANIEL BARKER, HENRY MCCOY JONES, MICHAEL H. GOLDSEN

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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