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Where could I go but to the lord

COVERED BY ELVIS

Where Could I Go! - Where Could I Go But To The Lord


recording date elvis: saturday 28 may 1966;studio
first release: on audio album how great thou art ( april 1967 )


by: Harmoneers Quartet

recording year: 27 november 1945
written by: J.B. Coats
catalognumber: 20-1816
label: rca victor


Sister Ernestine B. Washington:
Where could i go but to the lord


This number again poses the problem of what is an original. K. E. Harvis and J. M. Black wrote the "original" in 1890, but J. B. Coats rewrote the song and published it for the first time in 1940 in a collection entitled, "Golden Key" as "Where Could I Go?" The Harmoneers Quartet recorded the original version of this gospel number on 27 November, 1945 and their recording was released as the B-side of a single on RCA Victor 20-1816, under the title, "Where Could I Go!" (note the exclamation mark in place of the question mark). Southern gospel pioneers the Harmoneers Quartet were formed in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1943 by Fred C. Maples and Charles Key. The Harmoneers Quartet recorded primarily for RCA Victor from 1945 until 1952, though during the war years they also made a number of recordings for the Quartet label, under the name of the Maple Leaf Quartet. The career of the group spanned over four decades and numerous record labels.


Where Could I go!
performed by:
Harmoneers Quartet






Where Could I Go But To The Lord
performed by:
Elvis Presley



Living below in this old sinful world
Hardly a comfort can afford
Striving alone to face temptation so
Now won't you tell me

Where could I go but to the Lord
Where could I go oh where could I go
Seeking the refuge for my soul
Needing a friend to save me in the end
Won't you tell me
Where could I go but to the Lord

Life here is grand with friends I love so dear
Comfort I get from God's own word
Yet when I face that chilling hand of death
Won't you tell me
Where could I go but to the Lord

Where could I go oh where could I go
Seeking the refuge for my soul
Needing a friend to save me in the end
Won't you tell me
Where could I go but to the Lord

Where could I go but to the Lord







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