Habit ir mit frawen ye hoch gesprungen
Have you once jumped(1) high with women,|
proud Duke, or sung well?
You must atone for that in this dance.
Well then, let the dead greet you.
Ich habe die edlen hirren werth
I have governed the worthy noblemen|
as a duke with the sword.
Now I am - in the splendour of linen clothes -
forced to the dance of death.
This book exchanges the sequence of bishop and duke.