Jeff Barry's protégé Andy Kim took this song to #9 in the US with this 1969 version. Kim, who co-wrote the massive Archies hit "Sugar, Sugar
" with Barry, grew up in Montreal and had never heard the song when he stumbled across it in Barry's office and started playing it. "I see this sheet music and the chords," Kim said in a Songfacts interview
. "I pick up the guitar and I'm playing this song, and I'm singing this song that I had never heard of. Jeff walks in, and he says, 'Hey man, I heard you through the door. I love what you're playing, but that's not how the song goes.'"
"We went in the studio and the idea was for us to make this record together, because it really sounded great in the office," he continued. "To work with Jeff that way was the magic of it all. We went to A&R Studios - Studio A or 1, whatever they called it at the time. A huge room. Sat in the middle of this huge recording space with a microphone next to the guitar. Jeff went into the booth, and was kind of the metronome. He just clapped and hummed along the way - what he needed from me was to get one guitar down from beginning to end. I was able to do that five more times on separate tracks, and it would bounce back and forth. And if you do that, there are overtones and there is a sound without drums or anything. So that's how the song was built - one instrument at a time. Drums were played by hand, percussion. Then Chuck Rainey came in to put bass on the song, and everything just glued together."
Kim's version was #1 for two weeks in his native Canada and earned him a Juno Award as his country's Top Male Vocalist.