The front cover of the sheet music has a frame-like design on the cover. Inside that frame-like design is the title of the song, "Dear Old Dad," and who the words and music were by, "Allie M. Carter," and the publishing company, "The Lenox Company." The frame design is in a brown color and the words inside it are in a maroon color. The back page of the music is blank. The inside has the music and the words. There are three staffed-lines of piano music notes, one to follow the words and the other two for the accompaniment. The words have to verses and a chorus.