Theme From Welcome Back Kotter                 John Sebastian


Intro: G    A    D  (bass riff),   G   A    D


                      Em7                     Em7/A                A                       DM7

Welcome back, / Your dreams were your ticket out.
                      Em7                          Em7/A         A                            DM7

Welcome back, / To that same old place that you laughed about.
                    F#m7                         B7                                   Em7 

Well the names have all changed since you hung around,
                 Em7-5                                                                  Bm7

But those dreams have remained and they're turned around.
E9                                                                          E9/G#

Who'd have thought they'd lead ya  (Who'd have thought they'd lead ya)
          A                                                 A7

Back here where we need ya (Here where we need ya)

               Em7                                                     Em7/A                                                     D

Yeah we tease him a lot cause we've got him on the spot, welcome back,
Em7                         A                               D

Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.



Welcome back, we always could spot a friend. / Welcome back, and I smile when I think how you must have been.

And I know what a scene you were learnin’ in; / was there something that made you come back again?

And what could ever lead ya / back here where we need ya?   Chorus