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Joshua fit the battle of Jericho

Song lyrics to Joshua fit the battle of Jericho. It alludes to the biblical story of the Battle of Jericho, where Joshua led the Israelites against Canaan (Joshua 6:15-21).

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho is believed to have been composed by slaves in the first half of the 19th century. The Online 78 Discography entry for this record credits Jay Roberts as the author. Later recordings include Paul Robeson, Mahalia Jackson, Clara Ward, Laurie London, Hugh Laurie, Bing Crosby and Elvis Presley among many others.


Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Jericho, Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
The walls came tumblin’ down, Hallelujah

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Jericho, Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls came tumblin’ down

You may talk about the men of Gideon
You may talk about the men of Saul
But there’re none like good old Joshua
At the battle of Jericho, Hallelujah

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Jericho, Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls came tumblin’ down, Hallelujah

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Jericho, Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls came tumblin’ down

Up to the walls of Jericho
With sword drawn in his hand
Go blow them horns, cried Joshua
The battle is in my hands

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Jericho, Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumblin’ down, that mornin’

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Jericho, Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumblin’ down, Hallelujah

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Jericho, Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumblin’ down

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