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  • Written and originally recorded by Pete Seeger (1962)
  • Lyrics are from the Book of Ecclesiastes
  • Lead vocals: Roger McGuinn
  • Guitar: Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Gene Clark
  • Backing vocals: David Crosby, Gene Clark
  • Produced by Terry Melcher
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Byrds’ original name was Beefeaters
  • Also recorded by Jan and Dean (1965), Seekers (1965), Robert DeCormier Singers (1966), Judy Collins (1963), Seekers (1963), Dino, Desi & Billy (1966), Lettermen (1966), Mary Hopkin (1968), Nina Simone (1969), Aoife (2003), Bruce Cockburn (1998), Lou Rawls (1998),  Wilson Phillips (2004), Dolly Parton & Roger McGuinn (2005), Chris de Burgh (2008) and Susan Werner (2009)

 

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