Co-written and first recorded by Eddie Miller & His Oklahomans (1949).
Also recorded by Jimmy Heap (1954).
Hit versions by Ray Price (C&W #6 1954), Kitty Wells (C&W #8 1954), Little Esther Phillips (US #8/R&B #1 1962), Engelbert Humperdinck (US #4/UK #1/IRE #1 1967).
From the wiki: “‘Release Me’ (sometimes rendered as ‘Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)’), is a popular song written by Eddie Miller, Robert Yount, and James Pebworth (under the pseudonym ‘Dub Williams’). Miller worked as a locomotive engineer before becoming a songwriter. Although he never went beyond high school, he taught songwriting at the University of Tennessee. In 1946, Miller co-wrote what was to become his biggest hit, ‘Release Me’. At first he could not get anyone to record it, so he recorded it himself.