Ronstadt's version came together quickly, requiring about an hour of studio time. Her producer, Peter Asher
, brought in David Lindley to play the fiddle and Herb Pedersen for the banjo. Kenny Edwards, who played with Ronstadt in her group The Stone Poneys, was on bass, Russ Kunkel on drums, and Andrew Gold on acoustic guitar. The harmony vocals were done by Jim Connor, who wrote the John Denver song "Grandma's Feather Bed."