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“Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho”

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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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