Special Enron Christmas Carol Collection

Just in time for the holidays, the Financial Times has published a collection of Enron Christmas Carols compiled by Stella Fearnley of the Institute of Chartered Accountants to satirize this year's corporate accounting scandals.

Here are a few of the carols:

Enron Investors and employees (tutti busti) - O, come all ye faithful
O come, bent directors,
Profit from your dealings.
O come ye, O come ye to Washington.
Make big donations
To the politicians.
The SEC won't get you,
The SEC won't get you,
The SEC won't get you,
Until we're all bust!

Arthur Andersen (con maximi nonauditservissimi) - Deck the halls
Modern audits add such value! Fa la la la la la la la la
Helps us find more work to sell you, Fa la…
If you get it wrong today, Fa la…
Shred the records straight away, Fa la…

European Commission (pomposo assimo) - O little town of Bethlehem
Oh, little town of Washington,
Home of the SEC.
While you’re asleep, the shysters keep
On snowing your regime
Your rules are circumvented.
You keep on making more.
The rules grow long,
Things still go wrong
And Harvey Pitt's no more.

Tutti (sirdavidtweedio nervissimo) - Away in a manger
Be near us, Sir David, we ask thee to stay,
Close by us forever, protect us, we pray
From US accounting, off balance sheet deals,
Interference from Brussels and audits that fail.

(Source: "The Special Enron Xmas Carol Selection," Stella Fearnley, Financial Times, December 23 2002)

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