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BATTLE OF JERICHO


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Subject: Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
From: GUEST,pwharris@isn.net
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 09:28 AM

Looking for the music (score, chords) for "Joshua fought the battle of Jericho. Is it available anywhere on line for free?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Joshua fought the battle of J
From: GUEST,Ed Pellow
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 03:01 PM

Try looking here

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req:Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Apr 17 - 01:38 AM

Thread #99109   Message #2186423

Posted By: topical tom

04-Nov-07 - 04:49 PM

Thread Name: Lyr Req: Songs about being invincible or mighty

Subject: Lyr Add: JOSHUA FOUGHT THE BATTLE OF JERICHO


JOSHUA FOUGHT THE BATTLE OF JERICHO

Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
Jericho Jericho
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down

God knows that
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
Jericho Jericho
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down

Good morning sister Mary
Good morning brother John
Well I wanna stop and talk with you
Wanna tell you how I come along

I know you've heard about Joshua
He was the son of Nun
He never stopped his work until
Until the work was done

God knows that
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
Jericho Jericho
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down

You may talk about your men of Gideon
You may brag about your men of Saul
There's none like good old Joshua
At the battle of Jericho

Up to the walls of Jericho
He marched with spear in hand
Go blow them ram horns, Joshua cried
'Cause the battle is in my hands

God knows that
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
Jericho Jericho
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down

You may talk about your men of Gideon
You may brag about your king of Saul
There none like Joshua
At the battle of Jericho

They tell me, great God that Joshua's spear
Was well nigh twelve feet long
And upon his hip was a double edged sword
And his mouth was a gospel horn

Yet bold and brave he stood
Salvation in his hand
Go blow them ram horns Joshua cried
'Cause the devil can't do you no harm

Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
Jericho Jericho
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down

Up to the walls of Jericho
He marched with spear in hand
Go blow them ram horns, Joshua cried
'Cause the battle is in my hands

Then the lamb ram sheep horns began to blow
The trumpets began to sound
Old Joshua shouted glory
And the walls came tumblin' down

God knows that
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
Jericho Jericho
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down

Down, down, down, down, down
Tumblin' down


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Subject: RE: Origins:Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Apr 17 - 01:42 AM

Here's the Traditional Ballad Index entry on this song:

Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

DESCRIPTION: Joshua comes to Jericho, orders the horns to blow, and sacks it after the walls fall down. Chorus: "Joshua (fit/fought) the battle of Jericho... And the walls came a-tumbling down"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (recording, Paul Robeson)
KEYWORDS: Bible religious battle
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Lomax-FSUSA 110, "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" (1 text, 1 tune)
Courlander-NFM, pp. 45-46, "(Joshua)" (partial text)
PSeeger-AFB, p. 37, "Joshua Fought The Battle Of Jericho" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fireside, p. 304, "Joshua Fit de Battle ob Jerico" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 303, "Joshua Fought The Battle Of Jericho" (1 text)
DT, BATJERCO
ADDITIONAL: Harold Courlander, _A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore_, Crown Publishers, 1976, p. 310, "(no title)" (1 text)

Roud #10074
RECORDINGS:
Cotton Pickers Quartet, "Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho" (OKeh 8878, 1931)
Delta Rhythm Boys, "Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho" (Decca 25019, c. 1950)
Dixie Jubilee Singers, "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" (Columbia 14329-D, 1928)
Eureka Jubilee Singers, "Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho" (Sharon X-507, n.d.)
Hall Johnson Choir, "Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho" [medley with "Walk Together Chillun"] (Victor 4460, 1940)
Nazarene Congregational Church Choir, "Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho" (Herschel Gold Seal 2016, c. 1927)
Paul Robeson w. Lawrence Brown, "Joshua Fit de Battle ob Jericho" (Victor 19743, 1925)
Pete Seeger, "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" (on PeteSeeger04) (on PeteSeeger23)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Slavery Chain Done Broke at Last" (tune)
SAME TUNE:
Slavery Chain Done Broke at Last (File: SCW41)
NOTES: The siege of Jericho takes up most of the sixth chapter of Joshua, with the fall of the city's walls, and the city itself, being detailed in 6:15f. - RBW
Last updated in version 4.0
File: LxU110

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Here are the lyrics we have in the Digital Tradition:

BATTLE OF JERICHO

cho: Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
Jericho, Jericho,
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho,
And the walls come tumblin' down.

You may talk about your kings of Gideon,
You may talk about your men of Saul,
But there's none like good old Joshua
At the battle of Jericho.

Chorus

Right up to the walls of Jericho
They marched with spear in hand,
Go blow them ram horns, Joshua cried
Cause the battle is in my hand.

Chorus

Then the lamb, ram, sheep horns begin to blow
And the trumpets begin to sound
Joshua's told the children to shout that mornin'
And the walls come tumblin' down.

Chorus

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Subject: ADD Version:Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Apr 17 - 01:56 AM

JOSHUA FOUGHT THE BATTLE OF JERICHO

CHORUS
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho—
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho,
And the walls came tumbling down.

You may talk about your kings of Gideon,
You may talk about your men of Saul,
But there's none like good old Josh-u-ay
At the battle of Jericho (that morning.)

Up to the walls of Jericho
He marched with spear in hand,
"Go blow those ram-horns," Joshua cried,
"Cause the battle is in my hands."

Then the lamb ram sheephorns began to blow,
The trumpets began to sound.
Joshua commanded the children to shout,
And the walls come a tumbling down.

There's no man like Joshua
No man like Saul
No man like Joshua
At the battle of Jericho.



Chorus:
Dm
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho,
A7       Dm
Jericho, Jericho—

Joshua fought the battle of Jericho,
         A7
And the walls came tumbling down.
Dm                               A7
You may talk about your kings of Gideon,
         Dm                     A7
You may talk about your men of Saul,
             Dm
But there's none like good old Josh-u-ay
       A7          Dm
At the battle of Jericho (that morning.)



Source: Folksinger's Wordbook (Silber & Silber, 1973), page 303


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