"The Skye Boat Song" is a Scottish folk song, which can be played as a waltz, recalling the escape of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) from Uist to the Isle of Skye after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.
The Skye Boat Song...is the basis for the Outlander theme song. Bear McCreary created new lyrics for Outlander... "Sing me a song of a lass who is gone Say could that lass be I? Merry of soul, she sailed on a day Over the sea to Skye."
theme song "Outlander" - based on books: That's the last one so far, #8. She's writing #9 now. They are, in order, Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo to the Bone, and Written in My Own Hearts Blood.