Ach.. the disparity is that it was a mans world and there were way more men makin' money in music.
That being said, here are some classics about the boys..
A Boy Named Sue Bad,
Bad Leroy Brown
Ben - MJ
Brian Wilson - Bare Naked Ladies
Bennie and the Jets
Duke of Earl
Goodbye Earl - Dixie Chicks
Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
Johnny Be Good
Me and Bobbie McGee
Night Pat Murphy Died - Great Big Sea - A Canadian classic.
Roll Over Beethoven
Sweet Baby James
Vincent - Don McLean
You Can Call Me Al
Great list, Ceili, I would like to point out several glaring truths that are staring back at me from my coffee cup.
Does anyone else notice that most songs with Male Title Names are about
the men and something that happened.
Tom Dooley murders and then gets himself hanged, hung, whatever.
Rocky Raccoon gets himself shot.
So does Leroy Brown and "Sue" gets a piece of his ear cutoff by his dad.
, Jimi's Joe is headed off somewhere with a gun in his hand.
Vincent, godblesshim, takes his own life.
Charlie Brown is an idiot.
I could go on.
(I would like to point out that Kris Kristofferson wrote "Bobby McGee" about his hitchhiking companion of the female persuasion. "Somewhere near Salinas, I let her slip away, looking a home and I hope she finds it... ."
Originally recorded by Roger Miller, of all people, it was covered by Janis Joplin.... nobody ever thoughts about the Miller version again.)
I am about to make the point that songs written with Male Titles are mostly narratives about
the guy(s) whereas songs with Female Names in the Titles are , um, are romantic entreaties and protestations of love designed to get the female named in the title to take her top off and stay awhile.
When I start playing my guitar again, I want to learn to play Layla.
Joe(♫♫♪♪♫Layla, I'm begging darlin', please...♫♪♪♪♫)Nation