old man trouble

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old man trouble

Postby alexr » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:42 pm

who is old man trouble and what does he look like? been reading discworld for years have read them all several times and still no closer to finding out who he is and what he does?
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:55 pm

Hi there alexr and welcome to the site. :)

I guess he's sort of the personification of trouble. There's an old Fats Domino song called Old Man Trouble as well as a song by Stephen Stills called Old Man Trouble. There was even a movie in 1929 called Old Man Trouble, so it doesn't seem to be Terry's invention as such - he's just recycled the character. :D

Also, Otis Redding had a song called Ole Man Trouble:

Lyrics to Ole Man Trouble :
( Otis Redding )

Old man trouble, just leave me alone
Go find you someone else to pick on
I live my life in doubt, you see now
Ooh old man trouble
Please stay away from me
Oh my,

Ooh yeah,

Oh i look like i'm down in my luck
Please send faith to help pick me up
I've lived this way so many years
Ole man trouble

Please wash away all my fears
Help me

Sometime i get - i get a little worried
Ole man trouble
Please, please

Stay away from me
Ole man trouble, ole man trouble
Stay away, stay away
You're nothing but trouble
Stay away, stay away
Please, stay away
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