Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world in which her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
The etiquette of war (Season 2)
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The song playing in the opening credits uses the melody of the Skye Boat Song, a song that describes the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie from Uist to Skye after his defeat in the Battle of Culloden. Composer Bear McCreary adapted Robert Louis Stevenson's poem Sing Me A Song of Lad that is Gone to fit with Claire's time traveling journey. See more
The opening song changes from season to season to reflect what's happening in the story line. In the first half of Season 2 (which is set in France), part of the lyrics are in French. In the second half of Season 2 (which is mostly about preparing for war), there is a militaristic drum roll added to the opening song. During Season 3, there are tribal drums added because much of the season is set in the West Indies. In Season 4, bluegrass fiddle and banjos are added, plus some of the lyrics are sung with a Southern accent because the season is set mostly in America. See more
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The Skye Boat Song
Traditional Scottish air with lyrics by Sir Harold Boulton
New lyrics by Robert Louis Stevenson See more