Mel Tormé recorded a notable cover version of this song later in 1969 which appeared on his A Time for Us
album. The prominent bass in his version was performed by Carol Kaye, who was one of the studio musicians behind hits for The Monkees, The Beach Boys, Joe Cocker and many others. In a Songfacts interview with Carol Kaye
, she talked about this session: "There was one time when I overplayed on bass to try to wake up a drummer. The drummer was in on tour and he was sleeping. You could tell that. And it was a big band. He was slowing down in the parts and the part that I was playing was slow according to the tune. The tune required just a few notes on my part, so somebody in the band said, 'Do something, Carol.' So I played a lot of notes and it woke up the drummer. And I walked in the booth after the take, and I said, 'Now we can do a take.' And they looked at me and laughed and said, 'That was the take.' I said, 'Oh, no, that's a bass solo.'
The bass part that I invented is a test now at schools around the world. And he's just going, 'La di da' and here's all this bass and stuff coming in. I thought, That'll never be a hit. And it was a big smash hit for him."