The song has been covered many times, including, most famously, by the Beatles on the 1965 Help! album (released as "Dizzy Miss Lizzy"). The recording was initially intended for the 1965 American album Beatles VI, along with the Larry Williams cover, "Bad Boy", recorded by the group on the same day. Paul McCartney has stated that he believes this song to be one of the Beatles' best recordings. It features loud, rhythmic instrumentation, along with John Lennon's rousing vocals.
Ian MacDonald criticised the song as "an unprepossessing shambles of ersatz hysteria and jumbled double-tracking", saying it was "little better" than Williams' "drab twelve-bar boogie" original.