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