'Outlander's Theme Song Means More

A time-traveling nurse who becomes a surgeon, Claire Randall (played by Catriona Balfe), is the protagonist of the television series Outlander.

 The story spans from the middle of the 20th century to the 18th century in Scotland and beyond.

 The only things that remain the same throughout the series are Claire's love for and marriage to Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan),

a Scottish warrior who is at the forefront of the Jacobite Rebellion in the 18th century, and their ties to their family and homeland.

 When it comes to history and how the characters are affected by it, the show gets a lot of details right. The passage of time must be manipulated, 

The iconic theme song for the show, which was composed by Bear McCreary, makes moving use of the concepts of family, home, and history.

 But what does the song that plays during the opening credits of Outlander actually mean, and which historical event does it refer to?

"The Skye Boat Song" is based on William Ross' 1782 Scottish song "Cuachag nan Craobh" ("Cuckoo of the Tree").

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