Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Jean Murray: Music

Wanted, My Darling PaPa

(June Baldridge)
Composer unknown
June Baldridge of Dodge Center, Minnesota, born in 1924, was 70 years old when she provided this touching song by cassette tape. Mrs. Baldridge recalls learning the song as a child but is unsure of its origin. Several groups of adventurers from Minnesota stampeded north during the gold rushes. A search of five years of turn-of-the-century Minneapolis Tribune personal columns yielded nothing. Still it has the ring of truth.