Whither Thou Goest

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"Whither Thou Goest" is a popular song written by Guy Singer. The song was published in 1954. The words are adapted from the Bible (Ruth 1:16-17) (King James Version).

The most popular version was recorded by Les Paul and Mary Ford. Other versions were made by Perry Como, Bing Crosby, George Morgan, Mahalia Jackson and Leonard Cohen.

The recording by Les Paul and Mary Ford was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 2928. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on October 6, 1954 and lasted 9 weeks on the chart, peaking at #14.[1]

The song was performed live by Leonard Cohen since 1988 and was released on his album Live in London (2009).[2]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research. 
  2. ^ "Whither Thou Goest" performed by Leonard Cohen since 1988