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The Dark Ship is a musical theme composed by Klaus Badelt (with Hans Zimmer's assistance) for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. It appears as track sixteen on the film's complete soundtrack.
The track begins calmly, leading into a creepy climax (00:13) that continues until the end of the track.
In the film
The fist part (00:00–00:13) underscores Jack's conversation with Gibbs in Tortuga, and the second part (00:13–0:37) is played during Elizabeth's conversation with Pintel and Ragetti at the Black Pearl.