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Real title??

Is this the real title of this song? I find it a bit suspicious that there's nothing on it in either ascap or bmi, although that happens occasionally with old songs. More worrisome is the fact that a google search on the phrase pretty much only brings up fan chatter about Robin singing the song. Does anyone know anything more about it? Even just a (longer) snippet of lyrics or a link to a soundfile might help... -- Wendy (talk) 01:22, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

I had the same trouble when creating the article. I meant to ask you about that, but forgot to leave a message on your talk page. I searched for some lyrics and looked at BMI and ASCAP... maybe you will have better luck: media:Leavemagic.oggScott (talk) 01:55, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks -- that gave me something to work with; I can't remember this episode at all for whatever reason. It's a great little song! I was hopeful that I could ferret something out with the extra lyrics but had no more luck than you did. The accompaniment is so sparse; I wonder if it's a poem that they just put to music for Robin? -- Wendy (talk) 04:43, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Well, I've been able to confirm the title of the song which comes from a manuscript used when shooting the episode. It credits Barbara Hennings as the writer, who I assume is the Barbara DeAngelis that Doug Hennings divorced in 1981 according to his online biographies. I wasn't able to get publishing information, but given the connection between the material and the writer, it's likely that this was written either for a) Henning's act, b) specifically for The Muppet Show, or c) as a private piece between the married couple. If anyone ever bumps into a Doug Hennings expert, they could ask them. — Scott (talk) 22:31, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
After some more digging, I've found that Doug Henning has been in a few magic related musicals over the years: The Magic Show (with material written by Stephen Schwartz), Spellbound (music by Howard Shore) and Merlin. It's possible that "Leave Me Some Magic" was used in a similar show or was cut from one of those. I check the song list for The Magic Show, and it wasn't in that. Spellbound was before he married Barbara and Merlin was after they divorced, so I find it not as likely that it would have appeared in those. — Scott (talk) 22:36, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
Ha. I also found a really sad Doug Hennings WikiScott (talk) 22:37, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

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