|"The Ecstasy of Gold"|
|Song by Ennio Morricone|
|from the album The Good, the Bad and the Ugly|
|Genre||Film score, western|
"The Ecstasy of Gold" (Italian : L'estasi dell'oro) is a musical composition by Ennio Morricone, part of his score for the Sergio Leone film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly . It is played while Tuco (Eli Wallach) is frantically searching a cemetery for the grave that holds $200,000 in gold coins. Sung by Edda Dell'Orso, it stands as one of the most well known of Morricone's themes.
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