Man with a Harmonica  

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"Man with the Harmonica" is a musical composition by Ennio Morricone published on the soundtrack of the Italian Western Once Upon a Time in the West in 1968. It is noted by its use of the harmonica which imitates the whistle of a train.

The song has been used as the entrance music for professional wrestler Terry Funk in the NWA in 1989 and is also used as the entrance music for indie rock band Hard-Fi, each time they perform live. Recently english rock band Muse have played a cover of this song as an intro to "Knights of Cydonia". "Man with the Harmonica" was renamed "Harmonica Man" for the intro track to the 1987 album "Dawnrazor" by Fields of the Nephilim. The song was also orchestrated and blatant chunks of the accompaniment can be heard in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. It was also used in the sequel fully "At World's End" just before the East India Trading Company goes to war with all the assembled pirates as both sides make terms with each other on a small beach.

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