Ah ha! I think I have figured out how I was holding the guitar wrong by looking at pictures of folk guitarists at work. The bottom of it (as in if you stood it up on the floor with the tuning pegs at the top) needed to be more under my right armpit than it was. I was still feeling as if I were breaking all the rules by not standing the thing up on my left leg. And I can change from an A back to a D7 without looking if you’re forgiving. I’m getting there. Kaye came in from the kitchen and said, “Oh, it’s you. I thought you were playing Tom Paxton.” I think that was meant as a compliment from the ultimate tone-deaf fan (must be my groovitude, I’m thinking), but why Tom Paxton? Why not, I don’t know, any female singer? I mean, I mean, I mean . . .
I have to acknowledge that I do not remotely sound like Tom Paxton.