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This sentence no verb?

I have a friend (with no particular interest in linguistics) who misheard a 'Blue Monday' lyric as 'I see a ship in the harbor; I can a shallow bay' (it's 'I can and shall obey').

He was pretty convinced and insisted it was linguistically correct, borrowing the verb from the previous line.

You can get away with a lot when you're being artsy, but otherwise, can you borrow a verb like that in English? In another language?
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