Roger McGuinn had arranged the tune for a 1963 recording by Judy Collins. The suggestion of The Byrds recording the tune came from McGuinn’s future wife Delores who requested that The Byrds sing the tune. While Collin’s version was done in a typical folk style, the Byrds’ rendition came out in the folk-rock style which propelled it to the top of the charts.
Solo Version by Roger McGuinn
This is an interesting look at what Roger McGuinn is doing on the Electric 12-string Rickenbacker guitar. If you notice closely his is using both a flat pick and finger picks – this takes coordination.