Now seems as good a time as any to ask this.

When I was small, about 7 or 8, I was staying with family friends in Cheshire, who had a son a couple years older than me. I remember this boy singing me a comic song about an encounter with a ram. The only line I can remember from it is –

“The ram he chased me
Just look at him go
Like Sebastian Coe”

Was this song made up, or (more likely) incredibly local, or did it have any kind of wider currency? I don’t remember it being particularly dirty, but I laughed a lot at it, and it’s a fragment which has lodged annoyingly in my memory ever since, appearing every time Lord Coe turns up in the news. Which is often, lately.