The clock that played the melody of the song.

The Birks of Saint Kilda is a fictional folk song. The melody was used by Dr. Virgil Swann as one clue in a series to lead to the hiding place of the orb.



Early history

Lex had often played the melody of the song on the piano during his childhood.

Season 7

When Lex inserted the cryptograph into the clock at Saint Christopher's cathedral in Montreal, the clock begun to play the melody of the ballad.

After having recognized that the old castle of Saint Kilda actually was the castle his father had transferred stone by stone from Scotland to Smallville to become the Luthor Mansion, he stood in the Mansion's hall and recited the text of the song. The directions indicated therein helped him to find the orb hidden in the Mansion's fireplace.