Opinions have been divided over the song which closed episode 4, personally I loved the choice! It totally pulled at my heartstrings, the lyrics are powerfully emotional.

The scene…

The full lyrics of Bob Dylan’s A Hard’s Rain A-Gonna Fall

Lyrics
Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, where have you been, my darling young one?
I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains
I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways
I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests
I’ve been out in front of a dozen dead oceans
I’ve been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard
And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

Oh, what did you see, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, what did you see, my darling young one?
I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it
I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it
I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin’
I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin’
I saw a white ladder all covered with water
I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children
And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

And what did you hear, my blue-eyed son?
And what did you hear, my darling young one?
I heard the sound of a thunder, it roared out a warnin’
Heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world
Heard one person starve, I heard many people laughin’
Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter
Heard the sound of a clown who cried in the alley
And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

Oh, who did you meet, my blue-eyed son?
Who did you meet, my darling young one?
I met a young child beside a dead pony
I met a white man who walked a black dog
I met a young woman whose body was burning
I met a young girl, she gave me a rainbow
I met one man who was wounded in love
I met another man who was wounded with hatred
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard
It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

Oh, what’ll you do now, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, what’ll you do now, my darling young one?
I’m a-goin’ back out ‘fore the rain starts a-fallin’
I’ll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest
Where the people are many and their hands are all empty
Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters
Where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison
Where the executioner’s face is always well-hidden
Where hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten
Where black is the color, where none is the number
And I’ll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it
And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it
Then I’ll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin’
But I’ll know my song well before I start singin’
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard
It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall
Songwriters: Bob Dylan
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




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10 thoughts on “Outlander, Season 3 – Episode 4 “Of Lost Things” – Song

  1. It took my brain about 2 seconds to recognize this song and transform it into the Outlander world. “HardRain” is a complex and sad song. This point of the story seems not so hopeful and with Jaime looking to the future, holding a young man. It opens with paraphrase of the ballad “Lord Randall” I love it being in Outlander, especially at that point, but Dylan wrote it about currents-the Cuban Missile crisis 1962, for one. Yes, that could hit Claire’s world, but I am not sure where.

  2. Hi everyone, I really don’t now, if this is the right pleace,
    but I like to know which song is on the new 3×06 promo of Outlander?

    Thank you so much by now

  3. What is Jamie saying in Galic when he calls Willie Novali or Novalee? I gather it is a term of endearment but what does it mean? Same with McCraigh, I notice Janet uses that term a lot? What does it mean?

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