When first the settlers from Great Britain to this country came,
They brought with them a fabric by the name
Of Linsey Woolsey for to cover their frames,
And keep them warm in wintertime.
One thing about this common clothing,
You see, it often was slightly scratchy,
Even itchy, but inexpensive to produce,
So it was widespread in its use.
Why call it by such a title?
It was a clever combination,
Made of cotton or linen, plus wool;
Clothing many a generation
Of common folk for years.
I don't think that I would care
For such a roughly woven stuff
Though it would keep me warm enough.
From fifteenth century was said to come,
'Twas worn by poor folk all
They grew all the stuff they needed,
To weave the cloth for short and tall.
Now this poem may also be called
Lynsy Wolsye as it defines a mixture
Or Jumble of incongruity,
Surely you can clearly see?