Why the article "le" before "on" in "Et l'on entend la même chanson, oh !"?

JavinB1

Why the article "le" before "on" in "Et l'on entend la même chanson, oh !"?

Obviously, my question is not related to the current subject.  However, since the sentence is used in this lesson, I figured it would be ok to present it here.  In any case, I have yet to run into this construction in my lessons.  Can someone point me in the right direction perhaps?  Thank you.
Asked 11 months ago
ChrisC1Correct answer

It is added only for easier pronounciation and doesn't have the meaning of an article in this context. Similar to the "t" that's added between two vowels.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Is it "artistic license?"  Are songs and poetry exempt from perfect grammar?

Why the article "le" before "on" in "Et l'on entend la même chanson, oh !"?

Obviously, my question is not related to the current subject.  However, since the sentence is used in this lesson, I figured it would be ok to present it here.  In any case, I have yet to run into this construction in my lessons.  Can someone point me in the right direction perhaps?  Thank you.

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