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“Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho”

An American spiritual (see also spiritual), based on the story of Joshua, the successor of Moses in the Old Testament, who led the Israelites into the Promised Land. It begins:

Joshua fit [fought] the battle of Jericho,
Jericho, Jericho;
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho,
And the walls came tumbling down.
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