My Fellow Shedders,
Glad to read Davey Graham's home town slapped a bronze plaque on a brick wall with his name on it. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-38082496?SThisFB%3FSThisFB
Maybe it will evolve into a statue, someday.
I can see it now. There's Davey Graham, playing his guitar on one side of a comfortable park bench. The other side is available for anyone to sit, and perhaps busk Anji.
Anji is the best piece of people-watching music I've ever heard! It's an absolute joy to play. I never tire of it. I'm always experimenting. I'm always finding new ways to tie my brain and my fingers up in knots, which makes me laugh. I often wonder what was going through Davey's head when he wrote it.
It was Rolly Brown who aided and abetted me in stealing it. He stole it from Bert Jansch, who, in turn, stole it from Davey. You can steal it, too, if you want. It's not all that hard to learn, but you might find, as I'm finding, it might take years to master. It's available from Rolly's GW The Guitar of Bert Jansch Lesson, either wholly or as a single song.
Passersby often recognize the bass line in Anji is identical to Percy Mayfield's Hit The Road Jack, which was a really big hit song for Ray Charles, of course. I'd noodled around a bit trying to see if I could segue from one to the other. I abandoned the idea because I play Anji capoed at three, which puts me in C#m. But I can't sing HTRJ in C#m. It's too high for my pipes. I can sing it, however, capoed at two, which puts me in Cm. I could play Anji capoed at two, I suppose. But I like to play it at the third fret, as Bert Jansch did. I also play Windy And Warm at the third fret, which is where Doc Watson played it, too. I stumbled upon an excellent free fingerstyle lesson for HTRJ which includes tablature, too! Here's a link. http://www.licknriff.com/2013/06/hit-the-road-jack/