1924 Edition

The cover of the 1924 edition of "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" is filled with Sigma Chi images. The cover's essential colors are blue and gold. Notice the Sigma Chi crest on the pillow. The drawing suggests the essence of the song: the man (a Sigma Chi, we can presume!) is thinking of his ideal sweetheart as the smoke from his pipe is filled with the rose (gold here!) and the "face of [his] dream girl." In the lower left corner are the name of the writers in gold with the Greek letters "Sigma" and "Chi" with Stokes' and Vernor's years. The song was published by Vernor's father's publishing company located in Albion, Michigan, where the writing pair went to school. The cover was drawn by Myron Chapin. On the back of the sheet music two more songs by Stokes and Vernor are listed: "The Fellowship Song of Sigma Chi" and "I'm Glad I'm a Sigma Chi."

1928 Edition

The 1928 sheet music is less elaborate and was published when the song reached the height of its popularity with recordings by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians and Gene Austin. Most of the sheets from this batch are in blue and gold. But some (I have found only one so far) have the Sigma Chi Crest at the bottom.

"The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi"
The Music of Sigma Chi"
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