Jewell-“Who will save your soul?” And Frente!-“Labour of Love” are the same…even the tone is similar. But Jewell is about a kabillion times more annoying. That’s ii-IV-I-V, by the way.
As for Alice’s Restaurant…it’s been years since I’ve heard it, and I haven’t heard the Jimmy Buffet song in question, but since A’s R has a folk-jazzy feel to it, and neither folk in general nor Jimmy Buffet in particular are known for drastic variation as far as chord structure, the similarity doesn’t really surprise me. I’m not suggesting, by the way, that lack of variation equals lack of validity. Just that the genres the two guys were working in don’t offer a lot of opportunity for variation.
Belle and Sebastian use the same progression as “With or without you” for their song “Sleep the clock around,” but they slow it down by half.
And there’s another one that escapes me…a really great one, because one of the songs is really well respected and the other is widely regarded as a throw away, and it’s great when a friend is playing the first one and you say “wait, keep playing, but let me sing,” and then you sing the other one. The guy playing always gets so pissed off and won’t play anymore. I’ll let you know when I remember it…