"Don't Ask Me Why" is a song first recorded by Elvis Presley as part of the soundtrack for his 1958 motion picture King Creole. It was written by Ben Weisman. In 1958 the song was released on a single as a flipside to "Hard Headed Woman", another song from the same movie. In the United States "Don't Ask Me Why" peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, while "Hard Headed Woman" was number 1 for two weeks; the single "Heard Headed Woman / Don't Ask Me Why" was among the most popular singles of the whole year 1958 in the United States: Billboard ranked it number 49 on the year-end Popular chart and number 17 on the year-end Country and Western chart. The single was certified Planinum by the RIAA. Wanda Jackson covered this song on her 1962 album Wonderful Wanda. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics Elvis Presley – Hard Headed Woman / Don't Ask Me Why at Discogs
USS Release was a bark-rigged sailing vessel in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. Release Eringol, was purchased 3 April 1855 at Boston and commissioned on that date for use as a storeship. In June 1855, she sailed as part of an Arctic expedition to search for Dr. Elisha Kane and his missing party of explorers. Release sailed November 1856 to Demerara, British Guiana, to pick up sugar cane cuttings for the Department of the Interior. In 1857, she carried supplies to Panama for the Pacific Squadron. In 1859 she served as supply ship for the Paraguay expedition sent to Asunción to demand indemnity and apology from the Paraguayan Government for the firing on Water Witch in 1858. On 5 April 1861, Release sailed to Fort Pickens, Florida, to act as supply ship for the Gulf Blockading Squadron. After returning to New York for more stores, she sailed for Hampton Roads, for similar duty with Atlantic Blockading Squadron, she was sent to Gibraltar on 30 September 1862 to meet USS Kearsarge and directed to Algeciras, Morocco to watch the Confederate raider Sumter.
During this period, Release unknowingly passed within 20 miles of Alabama. From August 1863 to the end of hostilities, Release served as an ordnance storeship, based at Beaufort, North Carolina, for ships blockading the southern coast from Wilmington, North Carolina, to Norfolk, either at sea delivering stores to the blockaders at their stations or at Beaufort tied up as a stores hulk. Release was placed out of commission 6 October 1865 at Port Royal, South Carolina, sold at public auction at New York 25 October 1865; as of 2005, no other ships have borne this name. Confederate States Navy Union Navy List of United States Navy ships This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here