Welcome back… 2

I posted the lyrics to Welcome Back, Kotter on Kristy’s blog yesterday and immediately began laughing hysterically at myself as I proceeded to sing them for the rest of the day. Readers of Notes may recall the Blog Hostage Episode where I refused to post again until Carolyn did. I used that song then.

Here are the lyrics for your enjoyment:

Welcome back, your dreams were your ticket out.
Welcome back to that same old place that you laughed about.
Well the names have all changed since you hung around,
But those dreams have remained and they’re turned around.

Who’d have thought they’d lead ya
(Who’d have thought they’d lead ya)
Back here where we need ya
(Here where we need ya)

Yeah we tease him a lot cause we’ve
got him on the spot,
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.

The song was a Billboard #1 hit in 1976. This was John Sebastian’s only solo hit, though as the lead singer and writer of the group
Lovin’ Spoonful he was responsible for 10 Top Forty hits from 1965-1961. (source)

So what was your favorite 70s sitcom or show? Kotter was definitely one of mine, as well as Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Three’s Company (when I could watch it – they were living together, after all!), and of course, Gilligan’s Island.

On this day...


  1. K.T. says:
    A tad before my time….LOL-But nonetheless I am a nick at night junkie.Three’s company and All in the Family…were good-What’s happening?,The Jeffersons,were and are hilarious….Little House on the prarie….was and still is my all time favorite.Musically speaking,I love Three dog night,Blondie,Jamies Taylor…oh wait who did I not love from the 70’s music scene?…..LOL,But that is not specific to the 70’s ,all music from all decades-I love!Can we time warp into the 80’s next?….LOL
  2. K.T. says:
    oops I meant James Taylor(My husbands name is Jamie so it stands to reason that I automatically type it…LOL)
  3. brandy files says:
    you forget you’re like the senior adult, here! πŸ™‚ and since i’m not much of a tv junkie, still clueless about this post. . .no idea how those lyrics go. . .tho i do love tom petty πŸ™‚ (was that 70s?)
  4. Jeff says:
    OK, Brandy and KT, you are both grounded from Notes for a day for the implications of age dating in the above post. πŸ˜‰ I’m not yet ready for a trip to Branson on the bus. (Although it sounds fun.)
  5. Jim says:
    Great post…right up to the point that I pictured…excuse me, heard, you singing! LOL
  6. K.T. says:
    Awww your not that old-you were a child in the 70’s right?
  7. Jim says:
    Hey what’s up with you & Kevin singing on your last posts anyway? Your having delusions of Mr. Kott-eerrrr, and Kevin just wants a drink….Coke that is…
  8. Mark W. says:
    I’m not old enough to have seen the shows in the 70’s, but I caught all of these shows in syndication when we got cable in the 80’s – I’ve seen every episode of Gilligan’s Island (b&w and color), and (because of my age) I especially liked the kids shows – Land of the Lost, the Banana Splits, and the Bugaloos! Well, there you have it.
  9. T.J. says:
    Pardon my young age and inexperience, but what are you talking about?


  10. Jeff says:
    Ooooo. Oooooo. Oooooo. (with the enthusiasm of Arnold Horshack) I’m gonna slap all you folks who make age jokes…

    Just stayin’ alive… Ah. Ah. Ah. Ah. Stayin’ alive. Stayin’ alive.

  11. jill says:
    i was kinda in the middle – i barely remember late 70’s/early 80’s, which was all much the same. HELLOOOOOO you left off a great one….
    Wonder Woman…..
    Someone’s coming for you!!!!!!!

    also, donnie and marie were the bombs. don’t deny you were a fan jeffrey. we’ve all seen the purple chiffon pants you own

  12. Jeff says:
    Jill, for whatever reason, the Wonder Woman theme is, well, you. I know you’ve got a golden lasso stashed around your house somewhere.

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