I've travelled this old world of ours from Barnsley to Peru,
I've had sunshine in the arctic and a swim in Tinbuktu,
I've seen unicorns in Burma and a Yetti in Nepal,
And I've danced with ten foot pygmies in a Montezuma hall,
I've met the King of China and a working Yorkshire miner -
The narrator, a pukka English explorer, is in a bar detailing progressively more unlikely and improbable scenarios he has encountered. He boasts of meeting a unicorn,, the Yeti, the Emperor of (Communist) China, and ten-foot-tall pygmies - but draws a blank on the most impossible thing of all. Do not forget this was the middle 1980's when apartheid was entrenched in Soutth Africa with no obvious sign of white minority rule ending.