IT Anthems: Ernst & Young Happy Day

We kneel in admiration. Ernst & Young has a corporate Gospel to proclaim. Sing it sister!

Why did it take IT companies so long to get back to the roots of what anthems are about? If you want to inspire your people, why not (mis)use some of the most inspirational music around? Ernst & Young has done just this, and created a whole new sub-genre: Corporate Gospel. We are impressed with their choice of anthem, as the original Happy Day includes a lot of references to washing sins away, something which international accountants don't normally advertise as part of their services. We are also impressed by the performance here -- the corporation has found a lady able to convert us to the Ernst & Young Gospel. Of course, now Ernst & Young is part of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, we wonder if everyone is singing to the same hymn sheet (or possibly time sheet). When our time sheet allows, we will be bringing back the classic Ernst & Young hit, We're Gonna Be Number One, with its fascinating lyrics. Lyrics Audio Oh happy day (Oh happy day)
Oh happy day (Oh happy day)
When Ernst & Young (When Ernst & Young)
When Ernst & Young (When Ernst & Young)
When Ernst & Young (When Ernst & Young)
Showed me a better way (Oh happy day)
Oh happy day (Oh happy day)

Oh happy day (Oh happy day)
Oh happy day (Oh happy day)
When Ernst & Young (When Ernst & Young)
When Ernst & Yoouung (When Ernst & Young)
When Ernst & You-huh-hung (When Ernst & Young)
Showed me a better way (Oh happy day)
Oh yes it was a happy day! (Oh happy day)

(Teamwork is how) Teamwork is how
(We learn) We learn every day (Every day!)
Every day now (Every day)
Every day now (Every day)

Oh yes we do!

(Show Leadership) Show Leadership
(In work) In work and play and everything we do
Oh Baby! (In work and play)

Ooooo-oh-oh

Break it down

Happy (Happy)
Happy Day (Happy Day)
Ernst & Young (Ernst & Young)
A better Way (A better Way!)

Happy (Happy)
Happy Day (Happy Day)
Ernst & Young (Ernst & Young)
It's a better Way (It's A better Way!)

Happy
Happy Day
Ernst & Young's a better Way

Happy
Happy Day
Ernst & Young's a better Way

Happy
Happy Day
Ernst & Young's a better Way
Happy - Wooooo-oooooh Happy Day(oh happy day)
Woooh Happy Day

When Ernst & Young (When Ernst & Young)
When Ernst & Young (When Ernst & Young)
When Ernst & Young (When Ernst & Young)
Showed me a better way (Oh happy day)
Oh happy day (Oh Happy Day)

(Teamwork is how) Teamwork is how
(We learn) We learn every day (Every day!)
Every day now hey now! (Every day)
Woooh-yeah!

(Show Leadership) Show Leadership
(In work) In work and play
In work and play
Every day (In work and play)
Oh Baby! (In work and play)

Here we go!

Oh happy day (Oh happy day)
Oh happy day (Oh happy day)
Oh happy day (Oh happy day)
Ernst & Young's a better way (Oh happy day)

Oh happy day (Oh happy day)
Oh happy day (Oh happy day)
Oh happy day (Oh happy day)
Ernst & Young's a better way!

Every day now!
Heyyyyyyyyyyy now!
Every day now!
Heyyyyyyyyyyyy now!
Every day now!

Oh oh oh oh ooooooooooooh

Oh yes it was a happy happy
Ernst & Young
Daaa-aaa-aaaa-aaaa-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaay




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