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Page history last edited by Ivanka Menken 10 years, 8 months ago

Dear IT Professional,


This morning I was singing in the shower and I had an epiphany! (no girls not a Tiffany.. an epiphany!..)  I know the one thing that is missing in our industry.... The IT Professional Songbook!


I mean – there this the American Songbook, The Beatles Songbook and the ukulele songbook... but, there is NO IT Professional songbook!

What are we supposed to sing at our Karaoke nights?!!


The only song I know of is written by Philippe and featured on the IT Skeptic blog on the 18th of November 2009:


Written by Sting [& Sergei Prokofiev & Philippe!]

In Europe and America there's a growing feeling of hysteria

Conditioned to respond to all the threats

In the rhetorical speeches of the OGC

Mister Turbitt said, 'We will assess you'

I don't subscribe to this point of view

It'd be such an ignorant thing to do

If the software vendors love their customers too

How can I save my little boy

From Sharon Taylor's deadly toy?

There is no monopoly on common sense

On either side of the IT fence

We share the same biology

Regardless of ideology

Believe me when I say to you

I hope the Software Vendors love their customers too

There is no historical precedent to put

Words in the mouth of the itSMF

There's no such thing as a certified product

It's a lie we don't believe anymore

Mister England says 'We will protect you'

I don't subscribe to this point of view

Believe me when I say to you

I hope the Software Vendors love their customers too

We share the same biology

Regardless of ideology

What might save us, me and you

Is if the Software Vendors love their customers too

Skep, vendor bashing is fun. These are probably the most entertaining articles on your blog.

But when are you going to talk about why so many vendors do so much bullshit : because it works.

Maybe you could start customer bashing.

Written by a software vendor.


Last week Carlos Casanova, Stephen Mann and I started our l started our lyrics for the CMDB song to the tune of ‘YMCA’, but other than that I don’t know of any examples of suitable songs for the IT Professional Songbook...


C’mon people of the IT Industry – show your creative side and send me the BEST IT Professional Karaoke songs you can think of...


Some rules apply:

1)     The words to your song have to be original and not infringe any copyright. You may refer to the original score, but all text has to be original.

2)     The lyrics have to be PG rated – you don’t want to drop any profane language in front of your boss at the annual IT Department Christmas Party – now do you????

3)     The lyrics have to be in English

4)      The lyrics have to cover at least one verse and chorus - but be creative as a 


The book will be published as soon as we have 100 suitable songs. It will be published in a similar way as the ITIL Experience Project.  


Your entries may be anonymous or named – it’s up to you! Just let me know if you would like to remain anonymous and we won’t print your name in the book!


The profits of this book will go to ‘doctors without borders’ (medicines sans frontiers)  to help with emergencies like the earthquake in Haiti.


NOW - to enter your lyrics to the IT Professional Songbook, you will need to create a new page. Rename the page to the title of  your song and copy the song in the text area of the page.

It's as simple as that!!


Have fun, and be creative....

Let me know if you need any help


Ivanka Menken












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