#1
This is a long shot, but if anyone has a tab for The Young Slaver by Jonathan Byrd and The Dromedary, or is able to put one together, it would be amazing. Link to youtube video is below.

youtube.com/watch?v=hyFxPwvS_ig
Last edited by gobthegob at Nov 7, 2013,
#2
I found the CD version of the song fortunately on a website by doing a google search ...
Just put into the search engine "the young slaver Jonathan Byrd" and I believe the third search down is the one.... It says this .... jonathanbyrd.bandcamp.com/track/the-young-slaver

I will tab and submit it when finished as well as post it here...


The one you posted is him doing the live version...., he does the cd version different then he does it live...live, he does it in a different key.. Thus the capo on the 4th fret in the you tube video of him playing it...

I am tabbing the cd version as that is the one most will play...

However, I will post the chords to play in case you want to play along with the you tube video of him live at the bottom of my tab.. ...if you want to play along with the one you have here which is the live versionin simply put a capo on the 4th fret and play the chords listed as such at the bottom of my tab by substituting them in place of mine as indicated.

By the way, I think the way he plays it Lin the live version is the easier way to play the song and sounds great..
Last edited by DON CZARSKI at Nov 8, 2013,
#3

SONG:   THE YOUNG SLAVER
ARTIST: JONATHAN BYRD
TAB BY: DON CZARSKI
EMAIL:  [email]GUITARZAN7@HOTMAIL.COM[/email]

                       THE YOUNG SLAVER
                         JONATHAN BYRD

INTRO: G   G D G D Em C G Em C G

VERSE:
       G            D            G          D
Oh my dear, you prepare, are you going anywhere? 
       Em               C            G            Em
Oh my dear, back from town, are you to a vessel bound, 
        C               G
Off to war on an angry sea? 


VERSE:
         G           D            G               D
Fairest one, I love you, this is something I must do 
        Em         C               G            Em
Fairest one, if I stay, then your honor I'd betray 
      C               G
So I seek lesser company 


G D G D Em C G Em C G


VERSE:
       G                   D                G             D
Oh my dear, please don't leave, there are tears upon my sleeve 
       Em          C            G        Em
Oh my dear, if you go, down the archipelago 
          C              G
You will never return to me 


VERSE:
         G          D            G              D
Fairest one, let me go, for you know I love you so
        Em           C             G              Em
Fairest one, I'll return and your marriage I will earn 
         C              G
With promotion and bravery 

G D G D Em C G Em C G


VERSE:
       G             D            G                 D
Oh my dear, you are gone, I will mourn you ere the dawn 
         Em             C            G                   Em
All the young and the brave are the first to find their grave 
        C             G
In Her Majesty's company 


VERSE:
         G         D             G            D
Fairest one never knew what I'm really set to do 
        Em           C              G                 Em
Fairest one I never told, trading slaves for rum and gold 
        C               G
To win her from her family 

G D G D Em C G Em C G


VERSE:
       G             D              G                 D
Oh my dear, I have dreams, in the night I hear the screams 
       Em              C               G              Em
Oh my dear, in those lands, you have blood upon your hands 
          C               G
And your soul is in jeopardy 


VERSE:
         G         D          G                D
Fairest one of my land, I do not deserve your hand 
        Em           C            G               Em
Fairest one, like a fool, I have been the devil's tool 
        C               G
And my soul is in jeopardy 

G D G D Em C G Em C G


VERSE:
       G            D                G              D
Oh my dear, I have learned, all the ships of war returned 
       Em           C              G              Em
Oh my dear, as you know, they did not return with you 
      C                       G
So I made you a grave by the sea 


VERSE:
         G            D          G                 D
Fairest one, I have sins rum or gold could never cleanse 
        Em           C            G              Em
Fairest one, in the deep, I will lay my self to sleep
         C                  G 
And make me a grave of the sea

OUTRO:
G D G D Em C G Em C G
 
NOTE:
When Jonathan Byrd plays this song live he plays in a different key.
He then CAPO'S at the 4th fret and plays the following:

NO CAPO    CAPO 4th FRET
  G             C
  D             G
  Em            Am
  C             F