There are two versions of the song. The original 1969 recording was done for The Guess Who's album Canned Wheat. But it is the 1970 re-recording (as featured on the American Woman album) that was released as a single and is the better-known version. This one is slightly faster in tempo and has the two verses transposed. The 1970 single peaked at No. 5 in the U.S. and was the third in a string of No. 1 million-selling singles in Canada for The Guess Who.