Springit off mit ewrem roten hutt
Spring up with your red hat,|
Mr. Cardinal, the dance is good.
You have blessed the lay [people] well
and must now dance with Death.(1)
Ich was mit bobistlicher wal
I was through papal election|
cardinal for the holy church.
Now I am completely coerced to it
so I'm dancing in the troop of dead.
This book exchanges the sequence of cardinal, patriarch and archbishop. Normally the cardinal, who is in charge of electing the popes ("bobistlicher wal"), outranks the other ecclesiastics.