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 we'll 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 feast was over, brother henry just kept his seat,
and we served the bones to Henry Jones, ‘cause he don’t eat no meat.