Jahn Teigen Mil Etter Mil
"Mil etter mil" was the Norwegian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978, performed in Norwegian by Jahn Teigen.
The song is a ballad, with Teigen describing his long journey to find someone and telling this person that he simply cannot walk any further - having walked "mile after mile" already.
By all accounts, Teigen did not like Carsten Klouman's brass-dominated jazz arrangement; when the song was issued as a record a few weeks after the contest, it was in a rock version with more drums and guitar, a bit of strings and no brass. This version was recorded in Norwegian and English (English lyric by American singer/songwriter David Cooper), it was a huge hit in Norway and was also issued in many other countries. Teigen also recorded a mock-Russian version on his best-selling comedy album Brakara with the group Prima Vera; this version had most of the guitars mixed out.