The skye boat song


"The Skye Boat Song" is a traditional Scottish folk song that originated in the 19th century. The song is often associated with the TV show Outlander, where it serves as the theme song. Its original key is in B-flat major. The composition date and the original composer of the song are unknown as it is a traditional piece that has been passed down through generations. However, it was first published in the early 1880s. Various performers have covered the song over the years, including Ewen MacGregor, who sings it in the Outlander series. The melody of "The Skye Boat Song" is hauntingly beautiful, characterized by a melancholic yet captivating quality that perfectly captures the essence of the Scottish folk music.