Billy Joel's Harmonica
"Sing us a song, you're the piano man"


Billy Joel




Plays the tune to 'Piano Man'


Tune causes a melancholy effect on listeners


Puff of air

Collected by

Unknown; Warehouse 13 agents



Date of Collection

Between 1973 and 2013



William Martin "Billy" Joel is a musician, singer and songwriter. He is currently the sixth best-selling recording artist in the United States. He is known for his style of playing involving piano, harmonica, accordion and sometimes a Capella. His hit song 'Piano Man' has become his most recognized and during his concerts it is frequently played as a closing song. Its melancholy piano and harmonica combination and the bitter-sweet lyrics have become popular with audiences of all ages.


When a puff of air enters the harmonica, it will begin to play the tune to 'Piano Man' on it's own. The tune has a relaxing melancholy effect on listeners, and is effective at distracting them from whatever task they are doing at the time. Once the song has been played in full, it will not activate again until there is a break in the wind, making it a 'one song per gust' policy.

Agent Blaine Biston carries it as apart of his personal, Regent approved, travel collection of artifacts.  In addition to using it in the field, he also will place it on a fan to help with his occasional insomnia.

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