“Jericho” (prev. unissued) Lyrics

?:Make sure you don’t blow your cheeks off.
[Davy plays a French horn]
?:[laughs] Make sure you don’t blow your brains out your ears.
Peter:Yeah, you blow the wind right out your ears if you don’t…
[horn]
?:[laughs] Look at that pose!
[horn]
?:You look like a member of the charmed club in high school.
?:Jericho’s wall…
Micky:That’s what he did, man, you hear about Jericho’s wall? He opened up a B-flat valve and blew the seam. It—the horn didn’t knock no wall down, no, it was the seam that blew open, man!
[Peter laughing]
Micky:You never heard about Jericho either, didja? Blew his head off, man, and the wall, the whole thing.
?:RAH-RAH!
Micky:He didn’t, he wasn’t…
Peter:Walls came tumbling down…
Micky:He didn’t wanna knock those walls down, man. No, he didn’t wanna knock the walls off, man. He was just doing a peace march around the outside of the city, man. It was just your Sunday peace march…
Peter:La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
Micky:He was just blowin’ a little tune, doobie doobie doobie, when all of a sudden, this asshole came up, blows off the valve and the seam blew the wall down, they wrote a song about it, ever heard it?
Peter:Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Jericho
Micky, Peter:Jericho
Micky:Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down
Micky, Peter:Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho
Joshua fit the battle…
Peter:He’s recording, man.
?:I think I’ve lost control.
Micky, Peter:Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho
?:I think I’ve lost control of The Monkees.
Micky, Peter:Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down
Micky:Hey, hey, hey!
Micky, Peter:Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down
Peter:You can talk about your men of Gideon
You can talk about your men of Saul
But there’s none like good old Joshua
At the battle of Jericho
Micky:Well, Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down
Peter:Whoa, Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, ah, Jericho, Jericho
Micky, Peter:Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down
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Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 293.
  2. Headquarters (1995) (CD).