“The Nine-Thirteen Men”


"A famous oldtime racing crew... rowed the old 'Blue Peter' in the time of nine-thirteen." They set a record in the Regatta Day race on Quidi Vidi Lake. The singer wishes "those men of nine-thirteen," who are listed, will "ferry souls where Jordan rolls"


Blondahl: "The 'BLUE PETER' made her record 'voyage' across Quidi Vidi Lake (pond), St John's, during the summer Regatta of 1901; her time of 9 minutes 13 4/5 seconds has never been surpassed, or even equalled." - BS


  1. Blondahl, pp. 116-117, "The Nine-Thirteen Men" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Blon116


Author: "L.E.F. English, O.B.E."
Earliest date: 1964 (Blondahl)
Keywords: racing sports moniker
Found in: Canada(Newf)