The Mountain King, Song # 3: Mountain Door

This is blog no. 3 about our album The Mountain King. Recorded at Wall of Sound Studio in Albuquerque. Mountain Door is performed by Scott Darsee, fretless bass and Johanna Hongell-Darsee, vocals. You can hear the song on our Recordings page. In this song you will hear the few initial verses from the version of the Mountain King ballad that was handed down through generations in Swedish speaking Finland. This version was noted down 1897 at Replot, North West coast of Finland. A young girl feels compelled to wander off towards the "Blue Mountain" and once at the foot of this mountain she "taps on the mountain door with her fingers so small". The Mountain King opens the door to the mountain, i

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